The Star (Nairobi)

29 August 2012

Kenya: Two More Prison Wardens Die Following Grenade Attack

A daylong calm in Mombasa was shattered in the last hours of Wednesday evening by a grenade attack near a Pentecostal church in the town. Two people ... ( Resource: Kenya Riots: Grenade Attack Shatters Peace

Two prison wardens have succumbed to injuries sustained after a grenade attack, Coast Prison boss James Kodany has confirmed. The wardens were admitted at the Jocham Hospital after they were attacked by a group of Muslim youth yesterday.

The two prison wardens were part of 16 officers who were attempting to stop a group of rowdy youths from burning the P.C.E.A Mwandoni Church. Several churches and property in Mombasa have been vandalised following two days of violence that erupted in the city following the killing of Controversial Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo.

Calm has since return in the coastal city with security heightened ahead of President Mwai Kibaki visit. 200 Officers from the elite Reccee Squad arrived from Ruiru yesterday to reinforce a contingent of General Service Unit officers, regular police and prison warders. 1,000 police officers who had been sent to quell clashes in Tana River have also been redeployed to Mombasa.

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