Kenya police fire teargas at protest after Muslim cleric's death

By REUTERS
October 4, 2013 13:47




MOMBASA, Kenya - Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas to disperse crowds protesting in Mombasa on Friday after the killing of a popular Muslim cleric with three of his associates, a Reuters witness said.

Rioters set fire to a church in the area, the witness said.

The apparent assassination of Sheikh Ibrahim Omar follows last month's attack on a Nairobi shopping mall claimed by Somalia's militant al Shabaab group. Associates of Omar said he was the latest victim in a string of extra-judicial killings of Muslims by security forces, an allegation denied by the police.


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