Sheikh Abubakar Shariff alias Makaburi has been shot dead. Makaburi was very vocal in his support for Al-shabaab has been accused of being their point man in Mombasa.
He recently said that the attacks on Westgate shopping mall were justified. When a journalist asked whether he feared to be killed just like other radical sheikhs before him he answered that he was even praying to die like that – a matyr!
Given his open and fearless support for Al-Shabaab, many saw his death coming.