Kenya

Riots Continue in Kenya

Youths have clashed with police after the shooting of a Muslim cleric

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Stone-throwing youths have clashed with the police in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa in a second day of violence prompted by the killing of a Muslim religious leader accused by the US of helping fighters in Somalia.

Police fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday as youths barricaded streets with burning tyres in the predominantly Muslim Majengo neighbourhood.

Mobs moved around Mombasa's city centre, taunting police who arrested some of the protesters. Mombasa has a big Muslim minority.

Shopkeepers reported looting in some areas of Kenya's second biggest city, a tourist hub with a major Indian Ocean port.