Mombasa - Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas to
disperse crowds protesting in Mombasa on Friday after the killing of a popular
Muslim cleric with three of his associates, a Reuters witness said.
Rioters set fire to a church in the area, the witness said.
The apparent assassination of Sheikh Ibrahim Omar follows
last month's attack on a Nairobi shopping mall claimed by Somalia's militant al-Shabaab group.
Associates of Omar said he was the latest victim in a string
of extra-judicial killings of Muslims by security forces, an allegation denied
by the police.