Kenyan rioters torch church after Muslim cleric killed: police
MOMBASA, Kenya (AFP) - Rioters set fire to a protestant church in Kenya's port city of Mombasa on Friday, in furious battles with the police sparked by the killing of a Muslim cleric, police said.
"They have burnt the Salvation Army church and we are now trying to repulse them with tear gas," a senior police officer said.
Witnesses said one protestor was shot and wounded, as paramilitary police moved in to Mombasa's Majengo district.
"He was shot in the stomach and has been taken to a clinic... he is bleeding profusely and we just pray for him," said Salim Abdalla, a witness.