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Islamic Tutor Jailed for 20 Years for Training Jihad
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MOMBASA, Kenya — Jan 7, 2016
A court in Kenya has found a teacher at an Islamic school guilty of radicalizing his students by teaching them extreme jihad and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
Magistrate Diana Mochache said Thursday Samwel Wanjala Wabwile, also known as Salim Mohammed, was found guilty of radicalizing the Gotani primary school pupils. Mochache says Wabwile, who also taught at a mosque in Gotani village in Kilifi county, had been hiding behind religion to promote extremism.
Kenya is battling recruitment of the country's youth by al-Qaida's East African affiliate, Somalia-based al-Shabab, and lately the Islamic State.
Kenyan youth make up the largest contingent of foreign fighters in al-Shabab. Al-Shabab has carried out a wave of attacks in Kenya since it sent its troops to Somalia to fight the militants.
Kenyan cleric charged with inciting violence in Mombasa that left 4 people dead
By Associated Press
September 3, 2012
MOMBASA, Kenya — A Kenyan cleric who the U.N. says has urged the killing of U.S. citizens has been charged in court with inciting violent protests that left four people dead last week in Kenya’s second-largest city.
Shariff Ahmed appeared before the court Monday in the port city of
Mombasa after an arrest warrant was issued. He denies the charges.
Violent protests erupted in Mombasa last week following the assassination of hardline Muslim preacher Sheik Aboud Rogo Mohammed, a close friend of Ahmed’s.
Both men are under a travel ban and asset freeze by the U.N. Security Council and the United States for supporting the al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab.
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