Perpetrators must be arrested and security increased, say church leaders
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Two pastors from southern coastal towns in Kenya were killed last weekend in separate attacks.
Charles Mathole, a leader of Mombasa's Redeemed Gospel Church in Mtopanga, was found dead in church on the morning of Sunday October 20, shot in the head and with a Bible in his lap.
In Kilifi, about 60 kilometres north of Mombasa, the body of a pastor with the East African Pentecostal Churches, Ibrahim Kithaka, was found dumped in a patch of bushes.
The two deaths come just a few days after the coastal town of Mombasa witnessed its worst rioting in recent years after the drive-by shooting of a Muslim Imam, Ibrahim Rogo, itself in the aftermath of the Westgate mall attack.