Mombasa - A son of the slain Muslim cleric whose killing touched off
days of riots in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa has denied court
charges he plotted to blow up two police stations at the coastal tourist
Khubeib Aboud Rogo and four others were accused of
planning to use grenades to attack Mombasa's main police station in the
central business district, and another along a busy highway.
co-accused also denied the charges at a hearing late on Thursday. The
five will remain in custody until a court ruling on their bail
application on 3 December.
The United States had accused Rogo's
father, Aboud Rogo, of helping al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militants in
Kenya's neighbour Somalia.
Before his death, Rogo senior was also facing charges of planning acts of terror and importing illegal weapons.
assassination in August unleashed deadly riots, exposing deep social,
political and sectarian divides that could lead to more violence ahead
of a presidential election next year.
Rogo's supporters fought
street battles with the security forces. At least five people were
killed as churches and two grenades thrown at police vehicles.