'Robinho' succumbs to Mombasa mosque fracas
06 February 2014, 13:40
Mombasa - Black Dragon soccer star Forwadi ‘Robinho’ Abdalla who
was shot by police during last Sunday's skirmishes at Masjid Musa Mosque in
Mombasa died Wednesday.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Dragon
club official confirmed Robinho succumbed at noon after spending three
days in the intensive care unit at Agha Khan Hospital.
police opened fire on Muslim youth at the mosque which has been linked to Islamic extremism and terror group al- Shabaab by the government.
Robinho was caught in the melee and shot using live
bullets on the head as well as the chest. He was rushed to Agha Khan hospital where
he has been on life support.
was laid to rest Thursday morning in an emotional burial at Kikowani cemetery
according to Islamic rites.
Immediately after the burial, angry mourners caused chaos on the streets and once
again engaged the police in running battles and forcing the law enforcers to
lob teargas canisters.
Dragon football club participates in the South Coast Provincial league, the fourth tier of Kenyan football.