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Youths protest over cleric's arrest in Mombasa

25 October 2013, 08:10

Mombasa - Chaos erupted at Musa Mosque in Mombasa after police sought to arrest a Muslim priest, Sheikh Ramadhan Juma.

Mombasa County police boss, Robert Kitur, said Juma was inciting the youths in his preaching at the mosque in Majengo, hence the arrest.

Riots were also reported in Mombasa early this month after unknown gunmen killed four people including a popular Muslim preacher in a drive-by shooting, Daily Nation reports.

The slain cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Ismail, was viewed as the successor to Aboud Rogo Mohammed, a controversial preacher accused of links to Somalia's Al-Shabaab insurgents, who was himself assassinated in a similar drive-by shooting in August 2012.

Four people were killed and the Salvation Army church burned during the riots.

- For more visit Daily Nation

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