Friday, October 4, 2013

One shot as police and youth battle in Majengo, Mombasa

One person has been shot as rioting youth engage police in running battles in Majengo area, Mombasa. The youth are protesting Thursday's night killing of Sheikh Ibrahim Rogo and three others by gunmen. A church has also been torched. Two people were rushed to the Coast General Hospital by the Red Cross as the unrest spread to Kisauni. Several others including hawkers have also been injured. Businesses in the Central Business District have been closed turning the coastal city into a ghost town. Schools have been closed and learners sent home. A contingent of General Service Unit (GSU) and regular police battling with rioters.

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