Sheikh Abubakar Shariff aka ‘Makaburi’ was on Tuesday evening shot dead by unknown gunmen.
The controversial preacher was felled by a hail of bullets at the Shimo La Tewa Maximum Prison in Mombasa in the evening as he awaited a decision from the Shanzu Law Courts, where he had applied for easing of his bail conditions.
Two people who were with him were also killed while a fourth person was admitted to hospital. Witnesses said armed attackers pulled up in a black car and opened fire on the four men as they waited for the court gate to be opened.
Sheikh Makaburi was facing charges of being a member of a terror group. He had denied the charge.
Makaburi is accused of recruiting Muslim youth into Al Shabaab and radicalising them, charges he denies, despite holding extremist views of Islam.
Police had accused Sheikh Makaburi of advocating jihad, or…
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