A Kenyan imam has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for radicalising children.

Salim Mohamed Wabwire, who converted from Christianity to Islam, taught children that Christians should be killed, reports the BBC.

However, Wabwire, a primary school teacher and imam at a village mosque near Mombasa, was not found guilty of being a member of the Islamist group Al-Shabaab, nor of recruiting for it.

The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab has been guilty of several atrocities in Kenya, including the April 2015 massacre of 148 students at Garissa University College, during which Christians were singled out and killed. Al-Shabaab has also been linked to attacks along the Kenyan coastline, including in Mombasa.