Agence France-PresseDecember 26, 2013 11:15
A Muslim cleric was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday night in Ukunda, one of Kenya's prime coastal tourist spots, a local police officer said.
"It doesn't appear to be a normal robbery," Jack Ekakoro, a local police commander said Thursday. "He appears to have been a target of the attackers."
Salim Mwasalim, as the 60-year-old preacher was known, "was shot while walking home from the nearby mosque," he said.
"We're investigating to know the motive and get the attackers," he added, saying the killers had escaped on a motorbike.