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.