Rogo supporters attack churches after his killing
Chaos has erupted in the coastal city of Mombasa Kenya after early morning killing of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo. At least one person has been killed and a government vehicle torched following attacks by Majengo youths.
The pro-Rogo supporters have attacked two churches in show of anger following the killing of the cleric.Among the churches said to have been attacked include a Salvation Army church in Majengo and unconfirmed reports saying that JCC church has been attacked.
Controversial Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo has been shot dead at Pirates beach along Mombasa-Malindi highway in Mombasa. Rogo was a key terrorism suspect on US most wanted list.
The cleric was in a private Matatu from his home in Kikambala to hospital before gunmen shot at him while in the driver’s seat. He died instantly. In the car was his wife Hannia Said, Abdalla Ali and her 5 year-old daughter. His wife was shot in her right leg
The police has reached the scene of crime but his co-accused with a gang of Muslim youths have whisked the body away for burial.
Rogo was among three Kenyans whose assets were frozen by the US government over alleged links to terrorism.
But the three Aboud Rogo, Abubaker Shariff Ahmed and Omar Awadh Omar denied the charges and challenged the US government to table evidence against them.
On July 24 the two terror suspects Aboud Rogo and Abubakar Sharif had asked the High court to transfer their hearing to the Mombasa law courts. The two then had claimed that their lives were in danger after the attempted abductions at the Milimani courts.
Senior Principal Magistrate PC Biwott ordered police to investigate the claims and asked the suspects to make an application at the High Court in order to transfer the case to Mombasa.