Kenya’s authorities confirmed that at least one person died while 26 others were injured in separate blasts in the coastal city of Mombasa on Saturday night.
Coast Provincial Commissioner Ernest Munyi said three people were seriously injured in the first blast which took place in Mtwapa, about 15 kilometers north of Mombasa while two people were seriously wounded in the second incident in Municipal stadium in Mombasa.
Munyi said a passenger in a vehicle hurled a grenade at a group of Christian faithful who were holding a crusade at Mtwapa while a grenade was also hurled a few minutes after the first incident at View Stadium bar in Mombasa.
Coast deputy police chief Jacinta Kinywa had earlier told Xinhua that the first attack took place at Chandara, Chania booking office in Mtwapa about 15 km north of Mombasa where a group of Christian faithful were holding prayers in an open area, injuring ten people.
Kinywa said a man hurled a grenade into the crusade and escaped during the confusion as several people were running into different directions.
“The crusade was at a place called Nyambura where the man threw the grenade into a crusade in Mtwapa. The injured have been rushed to the hospital and the place has been sealed off,” Kinywa said by telephone on Saturday night.
The latest incident comes as several Christians prepare crusades countrywide to welcome Easter holidays which begin on Friday next week.Continue Reading on www.businessghana.com