Kenya: 1) Full article published by Ansar Muslim Youth Organization, P.O. Box 83801 Mombasa
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1990|
|Citation / Document Symbol||KEN6258|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Kenya: 1) Full article published by Ansar Muslim Youth Organization, P.O. Box 83801 Mombasa, 1 June 1990, KEN6258, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab996c.html [accessed 9 December 2013]|
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The full article published by Ansar Muslim Youth Organization is not currently available to the IRBDC. However, on 30 October 1987 approximately 4,000 Muslims demonstrated following a government ban on an outdoor public meeting, which was to have been addressed by Islamic fundamentalists from Tanzania. Several people were injured when police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. A further demonstration broke out on 4 November 1987 during a procession to celebrate the birthday of the prophet Mohammed (Keesing's Record of World Events 35431). According to Africa South of the Sahara 1989, "serious rioting" broke out in October-November 1987 among Muslims in Mombasa. After the suppression of the riots, three preachers and 11 of their followers were deported (570). Amnesty International reports that about 20 people were arrested following the 30 October demonstrations. About 50 people were arrested in connection with the 4 November incident which Amnesty International refers to as both a demonstration and a riot.
Although the majority of detainees from both groups were released without charge within a few days, two detainees were still facing charges for inciting the violence at the end of 1987 (Amnesty International Reports 48).
Keesing's Record of World Events, London: Longman Publishing Group, 1987, p. 35431.
Africa South of the Sahara, Eighteenth Edition, London: Europa Publications Ltd., 1989, p. 570.
Amnesty International Report, London: Amnesty International Publications, 1988, p. 48.