Kenyan sentenced to death for killing Muslim cleric opposed to radicalism

By REUTERS
April 15, 2016 16:14

NAIROBI - A Kenyan man was sentenced to death on Friday for killing a Muslim cleric who had campaigned against radical interpretations of Islam.

Sudi Mohamed Sudi, 44, was convicted of shooting dead Mohammed Idris in 2014 in the port city of Mombasa, a popular tourist destination which officials say has also become a recruiting ground for ultra-hardline preachers.

Kenya has suffered a spate of Islamist attacks in the past two years, usually claimed by the al Qaida-aligned Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab.


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