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The Kenyan government launched an investigation into the death of Aboud Rogo Mohammed  a Muslim cleric who was brutally shot on Monday this week.

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga who visited Mombasa on Wednesday said that government has instructed police investigation unit to investigate the death of Aboud Rogo who was  killed under allegations  of supporting Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants.

“The killing of Rogo is unacceptable to the government and I have instructed police to investigate the incident,” Prime Minister Raila Odinga told reporters  “As a government, we do not accept wanton murders.” He added

“We are not going to allow outside forces to incite Kenyans to create religious war,” Odinga said according to AFP.

“We have many political enemies but we want to see coexistence among all the communities living in Mombasa,” Odinga said after meeting with religious leaders in the majority Muslim town, which also has a significant Christian population.

Aboud Rogo Mohammed  is said  to have introduced Fazul Abdullah Mohammed — the late head of Al-Qaeda’s east Africa cell, shot dead last year in Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu — to at least one of the men who helped him carry out the twin US embassy bombings in 1998.

Protests over his death has so far caused the death of four people and many injured.By Wednesday  evening calm had been restored.