The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

In 2014, the govern­ment said it was con­sid­er­ing shut­ting down two mosques in Mom­basa after Mus­lim youths clashed with po­lice. Mus­lim lead­ers ac­cused po­lice of us­ing ex­ces­sive force when ar­rest­ing the youth, who were al­legedly hold­ing ji­had classes. Then Mom­basa county com­mis­sioner Nel­son Marwa said the govern­ment might shut down Masjid Musa and Masjid Sak­ina, which were as­so­ci­ated with ex­trem­ist preach­ing and al Shabaab re­cruit­ment. Po­lice said some youths who were ar­rested were re­cruit­ing at Masjid Musa.

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