Police killed Arshad Sharif in 'mistaken identity': Kenyan media

Police killed Arshad Sharif in 'mistaken identity': Kenyan media


The journalist was fatally shot in the head by cops: Kenyan Media

NAIROBI (Dunya News) - Senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif, was reportedly shot to death by Kenyan Police along the Nairobi-Magadi highway on Sunday in “mistaken identity case”.

According to Kenyan media, the journalist was fatally shot in the head by cops after allegedly violating a roadblock established to keep an eye on motor vehicles using the route.

The media, while quoting local police officials, said that they were directed to intercept a car involved in a carjacking in Nairobi in which a child was taken hostage, which was similar to the one Arshad Sharif and his driver were driving.

On the other hand, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah, while hearing a petition seeking an inquiry into Sharif’s death, instructed representatives from the foreign and interior ministries to immediately meet the journalist’s family.

The court also issued notices to the federal and interior secretaries and directed their respective ministries to submit a report tomorrow.


President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman) Imran Khan on Monday expressed profound shock and grief over the death of senior journalist Arshad Sharif.

The president termed the death of Arshad Sharif a "great loss to journalism and Pakistan".

He prayed that may the soul of Arshad Sharif rest in peace and may his family, which includes his followers, have the strength to bear this loss.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed deep grief over the death of Arshad Sharif.

"I am deeply saddened by the shocking news of journalist Arshad Sharif’s tragic death," he said.

He extended condolences to the bereaved family of Arshad Sharif.

"May Allah SWT grant him a place in Heaven. My deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family," he said.

While the former Prime Minister Imran Khan also posted a picture of Arshad Sharif along with a dua after his tragic death.

Senior anchorperson Sharif died in an accident in Kenya while no more details regarding the cause of his death has been officially shared by the Kenyan police.