Senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif was shot dead by the Kenyan police in Nairobi on Sunday in what the police claimed as an incident of ‘mistaken identity.’
In a statement Kenya’s National Police Service confirmed that death of the journalist at hands of cops.
It said that the incident took place at a barricade setup up by police personnel following information about a stolen car. “The deceased motor vehicle came upon the police barrier which they drove through. It is then they were shot at fatally injuring Arshad Muhammad Sharif,” the statement said.
It said that National Police Service regrets this unfortunate incident. “Competent authorities are currently investigating the incident for appropriate action,” the police added.
Also Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif wrote on Twitter that he had spoken to the Kenyan president over the murder of journalist.
“Just had a telephonic call with Kenyan President William Ruto about the tragic death of Arshad Sharif in Nairobi. I requested him to ensure fair and transparent investigation into shocking incident. He promised all-out help including fast-tracking the process of return of the body to Pakistan,” the Premier said.
Earlier on Monday morning, Arshad’s wife Javeria Siddque took to the Twitter to confirm the murder of her husband in Nairobi.
“I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist Arsahd Sharif today, as per police he was shot in Kenya. Respect our privacy and in the name of breaking pls don’t share our family pics, personal details and his last pictures from hospital. Remember us in ur prayers,” she said.
She also requested the social media users to respect their privacy and avoid sharing family pictures, personal details and her slain’s husband last pictures from hospital.