The Star (Nairobi)

3 February 2014

Kenya: 21 Youths Arrested Following Fresh Riots in Mombasa

Photo: Bosire Boniface/Sabahi
Police made numerous arrests at the Masjid Mussa mosque.

Twenty one youths have been arrested following fresh riots in Masjid Musa in Majengo Slums, Mombasa today morning.

The youths had barricades the street along the slum and were stoning vehicles before they were contained by police. They were demanding the release of Muslim youths who were arrested during fighting after police stormed a meeting in Masjid Msa Mosque believed to be a recruitment for AL Shabaab.

Thirty youths youths were arrested following the fighting in which two people including which two people including a General Service Unit officer and a Muslim youth were killed.

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