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Kenyan churches torched in Christian-Muslim riots
    The Queen of Peace Catholic church in Nairobi was burnt during riots in the Kenyan capital between Muslims and slum dwellers fighting over land.
    Independent Catholic News reports that at least one person has been killed. Two large churches and a mosque were set on fire while hundreds of youths fought running battles in the streets.
    Police used tear gas against the rioters who were armed with sticks and stones.
    The Anglican archbishop of Nairobi, David Gitari, was injured when he tried to intervene.
    He said: "I was appalled by the inactivity of the police. If they represent the government, then the government has failed."
    The troubles began on Thursday when Muslims pulled down trading stalls which they said were too close to a mosque.