Kenyan minister attacked

Last Updated: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:17

Nairobi: A cabinet minister was roughed up and three people were killed in an attack by machete-wielding militiamen in Kenya, Xinhua reported.

The attack took place Thursday in the coastal town of Kilifi.

Police said the three men were killed after a mob disrupted a meeting addressed by Fisheries Minister Amason Kingi in Mtwapa in Kilifi county.

The minister`s bodyguards were injured.

Sources tod Xinhua that Kingi, who opposes the Mombasa Republic Council`s call for secession of the coastal region, escaped unhurt after a gang suspected to be from the council disrupted the meeting.

IANS



First Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:17

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