KENYA: Radical Muslim cleric Makaburi shot dead

Muslim cleric Sheikh Abubakar Shariff aka ‘Makaburi’ who has previously preached for Jihad has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.

The controversial cleric was felled in a rush of bullets as he walked out of Shanzu Law Courts within Shimo la Tewa Maximum Prison in Mombasa on Tuesday evening alongside one other person. Another man who was injured and rushed to hospital.

Witnesses said armed attackers pulled up in a black car and aimed at the four men as they waited for the court gateman to open.