A court in Kenya has sentenced a Muslim school teacher and preacher to 20 years imprisonment for radicalising children.
Children testified that the teacher, named Salim Mohamed Wabwire, taught them that Christians should be killed. Wabwire was a primary school teacher, and an Imam at the Jihad Mosque in a rural area north of Mombasa. A convert from Christianity, he was previously known as Samuel Wanjala Wabwire. The court noted that while some of the children testified against him, one tried to cover up for him.
Contrary to earlier reports, the court in Mombasa city acquitted him of being a member of militant Islamist group al-Shabab, and recruiting for it.
The group, which is linked to al-Qaeda, has increasingly targeted Kenya. It killed 148 people in an assault on Garissa University College in north-eastern Kenya in April.