4 October 2013

Kenya: Tension High in Mombasa As Youths Protest Thursday Killings

Photo: Capital FM
Authority asked to look into extra-judicial killings in the country following the execution of a Muslim cleric in Mombasa (file photo).

Tension is high at the Coastal city of Mombasa following riots by youth protesting the killings of four men who were allied to the late controversial cleric Aboud Rogo who was killed last year along the Mombasa - Malindi highway.

The rioting crowds have partly damaged Salvation Army church in Majengo as they went on a rampage. Police officers have been deployed in Majengo and other hotspots to contain the situation. The officers had been deployed early this morning following the killings at about 9pm last night.

The four men, Sheikh Ibrahim Ismael, Abrumaisa Omar, Salim Aboud and Gaddafi Mohammed were in a vehicle when unknown occupants of another vehicle sprayed theirs with bullets.

A survivor of the attack, Aboud Said who was with the four slain men, told of how the unknown assailants exited their car and shot at all five men to ensure they were dead before driving off.

The four men, all who had links with Rogo, have already been buried at the Kiziwi cemetery, the same place where Rogo was buried. Kisauni police boss Julius Wanjohi confirmed the incident but refused to divulge more information.

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