CIPK Chairman Sheikh Idris Mohammed was shot dead by unknown people in Mombasa on his way to the Mosque this morning. The killing of Sheikh Mohammed has shocked residents of the restive coastal city as he was a jovial down to earth man whom residents in the area claim could not have been a terrorist.
He never showed any signs of fundamentalism.
“He was a respected figure in Mombasa even if he was against radicalization all respected him we don’t think its d radical youths. Why would they wait for him while goin to pray? A radical youth wont do dat..its aganist all principals of islam,” wrote one Ahmed.
His body has been taken to Pandya Memorial Hospital.
In December last year, Sheikh Idris and his counterpart Mohamed Khalifa narrowly escaped death after an attack at their mosque by more than 100 youths who were later repulsed by the police.