Police Clash With Muslim Protesters

January 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: allAfrica/The Nation


The relative calm which had returned to Mombasa Friday was disrupted in the afternoon when anti-riot police clashed with Muslim demonstrators on Jomo Kenyatta Avenue.

Trouble began when thousands of Muslims who had gathered for prayers at Sakina Mosque, poured into Jomo Kenyatta Avenue protesting against the re-election of President Mwai Kibaki for a second term.

They were led by Pentagon member Najib Balala, Changamwe and Kisauni MPs-elect Ramadhan Kajembe and Hassan Joho respectively.

The group marched towards Mwembe Tayari chanting slogans when they were stopped by anti-riot police.