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Marsabit Muslim cleric expected in court to face terror related charges

Youths took to the streets to protest the arrest/CFM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 15 – A Muslim cleric who was arrested in Marsabit Town over the weekend sparking protests that led to death of three people is expected in court Monday to face terror related charges.

Sheikh Guyo Gorsa was flown to Nairobi where he is expected to be charged.

Gorsa was arrested in the town centre and the youth, most of whom were his madrassa students, followed him to the police station demanding his release.

After his arrest, some locals destroyed property including a Catholic church and local KCB Bank with most of the protestors being students of a madrassa he taught.

The sheikh was arrested in 2014 at the Coast over suspicion of radicalising the youth and was later released and it was alleged that he had links to radical groups.

He is said to be linked to a network that recruits youths on behalf of Al Shabaab.

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