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Riots put Mombasa on Kenyan election agenda

Riots put Mombasa on Kenyan election agenda
 
Policemen charge at rioting youths during protests by youths in the Kenyan coastal town of Mombasa, 28 August, 2012 Reuters/Siegfried Modola

Riots erupted in Mombasa, Kenya this week after the assassination of a Muslim cleric with ties to al-Shebab. Analysts believe the rising tension along the coast could make the region a flashpoint in Kenya's upcoming election. The Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) is a popular movement calling for secession from Kenya.


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