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Religious leaders condemn attack on church in Mombasa

24 March 2014, 08:27 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - Religios leaders from Mombasa have strongly condemned the Likoni church attack by gunmen and called on the police chiefs to investigate the issue and ensure the perpetrators face the law.

Police reports have  indicated that the death toll has hit six, with at least 17 others injured and nursing injuries at Coast General Hospital.

The leaders led by Christian leader Bishop Wilfred Lai stressed that the government should enhance security in churches and Mosques to avoid such killings.

Speaking to the press at the hospital after visiting the victims of the attack, Lai who is a senior church leader in the region called on Christians to remain calm and peaceful as they wait for the government to conduct its investigations.

 “God has not given us the spirit of fear, we are strong and we will face everything as it comes, ” said Bishop Lai.

Muslim leaders led by the Kenya Muslim National Advisory Council Chairman Sheikh Juma Ngao and Sheikh Muhdhar Khitamy also condemned the attack calling on the police to quickly arrest those involved.

Other leaders who reacted after incidence Mvita MP Abdswamad Sharrif Nassir Haki Africa and Mombasa governor Hasan Joho who said the issue should be investigated and a clear report handed to the security department.

The attackers burst into a church service at Likoni Mombasa County on Sunday, spraying the congregation with bullets, police said.

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