Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    34 / 23 ℃  City Forecast


Fresh violence erupts in Kenya's coastal city over killing of radical preacher

By Joy Nabukewa, Chris Mgidu and Njoroge Kaburo (Xinhua)

13:04, August 29, 2012

MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of people were seriously injured as fresh riots rocked Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa on Tuesday after the killing of terror suspect Aboud Rogo Mohammed by unknown thugs.

Some people were hospitalized in the demonstrations as rowdy youth blocked motorists from accessing several streets in the city. A man was injured after being hit by an object on the head.

He bled on forehead and at the back after rioters attacked him but police managed to restore calm in some parts of the city.

Spent cartridges shattered a window at Mount Kenya University where students were set to start examination throwing the whole class into confusion.

"Please pray for us. We are in a dangerous situation. A spent cartridge has just shattered a window at the Mount Kenya University and landed on my colleague. We are to start a paper now but there is a lot of confusion now. The riots have spilled up to the town," one of the students told Xinhua on Tuesday.

Rogo, facing terrorism-related charges in a Kenyan court, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Monday who sprayed his car with bullets in Mombasa. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing at least 15 bullet wounds including one to the head.

Six people were in the car with Rogo, including his wife and daughter. His wife Haniya Said Saval was shot in the knee and was hospitalized.

Regional police commander, Aggrey Adoli said scores of General Service Unit and regular police officers have been deployed to restore normalcy in Mombasa's Majengo and central business district.

Most viewed commentaries

World News in Photo
Cool moments of this summer Iran: Finding Mr. Right harder than job hunt Japan stuck in neighbors' anger
Secret skinny dip: Swim in your birthday suit! DPRK's top leader inspects defense front Uncover the secret of gold bars production


【1】 【2】


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Court accused of forging Walmart docs in Dalian

  2. Childhood robbed by war

  3. Lake cleanup pays off big with tourist dividends

  4. China's Taoism shrine to mark 600th anniversary

  5. Nemo 33---The deepest pool in the world

  6. China army watch

Most Popular


  1. Red moon threat reflects hollow fears on space
  2. Japanese diplomat in letter mission
  3. Editorial: Erring on side of caution
  4. Commentary: Transition of economy starts
  5. Chinese abroad must have better protection
  6. 'Great China' in the eyes of a Serbian journalist
  7. Italy's bonds sales key to economic strength
  8. Capital market needs clearing up
  9. Public needs to see where tax money goes
  10. Should China boycott Japanese goods?

What's happening in China

Local court accused of counterfeiting withdrawal notice in Dalian Wal-Mart case

  1. Guangzhou to start garbage classification
  2. Schools to offer classes in starting own businesses
  3. Writers, publishers recognized for work on China
  4. Tourists stumped by visa rules
  5. Public demands truth in Peking University scandal

China Features

  1. China no longer simply 'world's factory'
  2. Sharp depreciation of yuan unlikely
  3. Special Coverage: Chinese Valentine's Day
  4. Rare tornadic waterspouts appear in Guangxi
  5. Tips for 'Stopping the Heat' [Special]

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai