Street riots rocked Mombasa city on Monday 27/8/2012 after the radical cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed was shot dead in a drive-by shooting.
One person was stoned to death as hundreds of protesters took to the streets after Aboud Rogo Mohammed -- who was on US and UN sanction lists for allegedly supporting the Shebab -- was shot dead.
He was shot by occupants of a car that was trailing them, his wife who was also in the car but survived the attack said.
One matatu was set on fore as the rioters descended on four churches, vandalizing and looting them. Witnesses said that Mohammed's car was riddled with bullets. Mohammed was placed on a US sanctions list in July for "engaging in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia", specifically for recruiting youths for al-qaeda fighters in Somalia and fund raising for the Al-Shabab.
The United Nations Security Council placed a travel ban and asset freeze on the cleric in July, saying he had provided "financial, material, logistical or technical support to Al-Shabab".
He was the "main ideological leader" of Kenya's Al Hijra group, also known as the Muslim Youth Center (MYC), the UN said. The group is viewed as a close ally of the Al-Shabab in Kenya. The report also said Mohammed "used the extremist group as a pathway for radicalisation and recruitment of principally Swahili-speaking Africans for carrying out violent militant activity in Somalia", the UN said.