1 Updates
Kenya riots claim four lives
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Kenya riots claim four lives

Oct 4 2013, 6:42pm CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) Authorities in Kenyan have heightened security in the coastal city of Mombasa after riots sparked by the killing of Muslim preachers left at least four people dead and seven injured.

Nairobi, Oct 5 — Authorities in Kenyan have heightened security in the coastal city of Mombasa after riots sparked by the killing of Muslim preachers left at least four people dead and seven injured...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

28 weeks ago

Kenya riots claim four lives

Oct 4 2013, 6:42pm CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) Authorities in Kenyan have heightened security in the coastal city of Mombasa after riots sparked by the killing of Muslim preachers left at least four people dead and seven injured.

Nairobi, Oct 5 — Authorities in Kenyan have heightened security in the coastal city of Mombasa after riots sparked by the killing of Muslim preachers left at least four people dead and seven injured.

The deceased succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment in hospital in the tourism resort city, Xinhua reported citing Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).

The death toll rose as tension remained high in the Majengo and Kisauni areas as youths were protesting the killing of Sheikh Ibrahim Ismael and three others by unknown gunmen Thursday.

Police spokesperson Zipporah Mboroki denied that security officers were behind the murder of the influential Muslim clerics whose murders sparked running battles with the police for the better part of Friday afternoon.

The youths started demonstrating soon after the lunchtime prayers and torched the Salvation Army Church in Majengo in the ensuing riots, forcing businesses to close down amid heavy police presence in major installation areas. The inferno was later contained by the fire brigade.

The youth protesters engaged police in running battles, stoning cars, lighting bonfires as they were repulsed by Kenyan police who used teargas canisters at the protesters in bid to disperse crowds who have vowed to continue with their demonstrations on Saturday.

Kenyan police have vowed to step up security surveillance across the country following intelligence reports that Somali militants who claimed responsibility for attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, were planning to carry out retaliatory terror attacks in the East African nation.

Mombasa county police chief Joseph Kitur said over 30 people have been arrested.

"So far we have arrested about 30 suspects who are now in the police custody. We are still continuing to make more arrests. The police were not involved in the Thursday killing of four Muslim preachers and I don't know why these people were protesting," he said.

Mombasa, the country's second largest city and a major tourist spot is one of various cities targeted by a series of grenade attacks and abduction of foreigners in recent months.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

EmpowHer Institute to Honor Four Amazing and Unstoppable Women at the Annual Girls to Greatness Luncheon Saturday, April 26, 2014 – the Beverly Hills Hotel
Honorees include: Musette Buckley – Senior V.P., Warner Bros. Pictures; The Honorable LaDoris (Dot) Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy; Renata Simril, Senior V.P. of External Affairs at The Los Angeles Dodgers; Denita Willoughby, Regional V.P. of External Affairs at Southern California Gas Company.
 
 
DDA Seeks Businesses and Tenants for "Suite Spot @ Sugar Hill"
The City of Sugar Hill Downtown Development Authority is recruiting businesses and tenants for sought after downtown area. Come grow with the City of Sugar Hill.
 
 
Obama Has Legal Duty to Provide Clemency for Drug Offenders Says Federal Clemency Advocacy Center
Federal criminal justice reform advocates support the Obama administration clemency review plans but say that much more is needed. Advocates say that the President has a legal and moral duty to commute the sentences of tens of thousands of people in prison for mandatory minimum sentences.
 
 
The Academic Advantage Reaches a Settlement with the New York U.S. Attorney’s Office Over New Employees’ Fraud
New York, NY, April 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Academic Advantage reached a settlement to pay $2 million after an investigation regarding allegations of misconduct of federal funds in the government-funded tutoring...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

eMerge Americas Techweek Hiring Fair to Connect Both LATAM and US Companies to IT Job Seekers
Boca Raton, FL, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- PROTECH is excited to announce their upcoming participation in the eMerge Americas Techweek Hiring Fair where they will be promoting their open IT jobs. The hiring fair will...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Under Armour Profit Surges 70% But Gains Not Enough To Stop Stock From Falling Fast
By almost all accounts, athletic-wear retailer Under Armour had a terrific first quarter. According to the earnings report released Thursday morning, the company’s revenue grew 36%, profit grew more than 70% and both...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The No. 1 Way Women Can Succeed More At Work
Why are women sissies at work? Seriously. Women in their 50s and 60s, including myself at times, are less likely than men to step up and say “I can do this” when an assignment out of our comfort zone comes along. This...
Read more on Business Balla
 
SU May 2nd Options Begin Trading
Investors in Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU) saw new options begin trading today, for the May 2nd expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the SU options chain for the new May...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Interesting DTV Put And Call Options For December 20th
Investors in DIRECTV (NASD: DTV) saw new options become available this week, for the December 20th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Sewol Tragedy and South Korea's Hardware / Software Mismatch
In South Korea, a national self-flagellation is underway. “This is a nation” the Hankyoreh21 magazine headlined its front cover, over a picture of the stricken ferry Sewol. “Broken nation” lamented another magazine,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Entrepreneurs Need Time Management Accelerators
Many entrepreneurs fantasize about days longer than 24 hours, convinced that their new venture could change the world, if they just had more time. They don’t realize that a more viable solution is to get more done per...
Read more on Business Balla
 
5 Common Traits Of Businesses That Will Fail In 2015
As we get full swing into the second quarter of 2014, the companies in the Detroit Venture Partners portfolio are forecasting into next year. While we obviously hope 100% of them continue to grow in the marketplace in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Is Single-Sex Education Still Relevant? These Alumnae Say Yes And Are Willing To Fight For It
You wouldn’t think mixed-sex education would be a contentious issue in the year 2014, but a group of alumnae of Chatham University are fighting tooth and nail to make sure their alma mater doesn’t start admitting men....
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla