Controversial Mombasa Cleric, Sheikh Aboud Rogo is dead.
Sheikh Rogo was killed after his matatu van he was travelling in was sprayed by bullets along the Mombasa Malindi highway near Pirates beach club, in Bamburi Mombasa.
The cleric’s death is already generating heat in Mombasa, with Muslim scholars who spoke to Mombasa411.org on condition of anonymity vowing to call for demonstrations in the streets of the coastal town this afternoon.
Security is already beefed up in Mombasa, with Rogo’s death being the latest in a string of mysterious killings of Muslim scholars and clerics in the recent past.
The Sheikh was Arrested in 2002 after claims that he perticipated in paradise bombings which killed about a dozen of disbelievers. After 2 years in prison, he was released.
Aboud-Rogo Mohammed, aka Albadiri, until his death was a Muslim cleric in Mombasa since 1997. Aboud-Rogo Mohammed is said to have introduced terror suspect Mohammed Kubwa Mohammed to Fazul Abdullah Mohammed and two others, who were later indicted by a U.S. court for the 08/07/1998 attack on the U.S. Embassy building in Nairobi.
Aboud-Rogo Mohammed was released on bail after his arrest in 2003 and acquitted, on 06/29/2005, from all charges.
Aboud-Rogo Mohammed was re-arrested at Kanamai in Kilifi by Anti terrorism police and charged, on Wednesday 12/22/2010, with engaging in an organised criminal activity by being a member of al-Shabab in connection with the Nairobi Blast, on Monday 12/20/2010.
On Monday 01/30/2012 Aboud-Rogo Mohammed was rearrested in Mombasa and charged with holding firearms, ammunition, hand grenades and detonators in circumstances that indicate he was armed with intent to commit murder .Aboud-Rogo Mohammed, who appeared before a Mombasa court, also faced four counts of being in possession of firearms without certificates and another charge of being in possession of explosives.
He is said to have committed the offences, on Sunday 01/29/2012, at Kanamai village in Kilifi County.
Below is a video of him:
Mombasa411.org will keep you updated on this developing story….