Thursday, August 30, 2012


MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 30 – President Mwai Kibaki arrived in the port city of Mombasa on Thursday after days of violence sparked by the killing of the  Muslim leader, as authorities insisted security has been restored.
Hundreds of armed security officers have been deployed in Mombasa to quash the stone-throwing rioters who took to the streets in their hundreds following the killing of preacher Aboud Rogo Mohammed on Monday.
“Mombasa is calm … order has been restored,” said senior police officer Ambrose Munyasia, speaking a day after attackers hurled a grenade at a police truck, wounding at least four officers.
The attack, in which the Red Cross said one person was killed, was the second such blast since riots broke out on Monday, with an earlier grenade killing three policemen on Tuesday.
Kibaki flew to Mombasa, but one which is also viewed as a government effort to show confidence in Mombasa’s security, Kenya’s main port and a key tourist hub.
For two days, angry youths fought running battles with police,But Muslim leaders said on Thursday the situation had improved, with many businesses closed during the rioting now open.
“Things are much calmer after last night’s house to house searches by the police this maybe make another riot if police keep search house to house…. Mombasa is slowly returning to normal,” said Khalid Hussein, head of the local organisation Muslims for Human Rights.
“All we can do is pray that police do not go out on a revenge mission since some of their own have fallen victim to the violence. This might provoke the rioters again.”
The murdered – popularly known as Sheikh Rogo  people now ask why the murdered him why..?

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