We reported last night that Kenyan police raided two mosques in Mombasa. One person was killed while attempting to throw a grenade, and more than 250 people were arrested.
Today, in what may have been a response to yesterday’s events, “youths” went on a rampage in Mombasa, killing at least four people. However, residents of Mombasa were relieved when they learned that the incidents had nothing to do with Islam.
Below is a TV news report about the attacks in Mombasa:
The following news report from The Daily Nation describes the day’s events:
Pastor, Three Others Killed in Mombasa
There were unconfirmed reports from Mombasa on Monday night that youths wearing army fatigues went on a killing spree, leaving four people dead.
The bodies were taken to Coast General Hospital.
In one incident, a pastor who was waiting at a bus stop with four women was accosted by the youth and chopped with machetes.
He was cut in the back of his head and in his hands and left sprawled on the ground bleeding. He died on the spot.
The women were, however, left unharmed. One of them, who was said to be the wife of the deceased, identified him as Pastor Joshua Muteti.
The incident took place in the Bakarani area, Kisauni, in Mombasa County.
Police could not be reached for comment and the OCPD’s phone went unanswered.
A relative of another victim said the youths, who were wearing army fatigues, also carried a black flag.
He said that they were singing loudly as they moved, asking the names of the victims before attacking them with the machetes.
He added that the youths numbered more than ten.
Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.