Senior Anchorperson Arshad Sharif shot dead in ‘mistaken identity’ case: Kenyan police
Kenyan police confirmed senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif was shot dead by the police in a ‘mistaken identity’ case while travelling to Nairobi from the country’s Magadi town.
According to foreign media, Arshad Sharif was shot in the head by Kenyan police near Nairobi after his driver allegedly breached a road block.
The publication, citing police, said that the manned roadblock had received information to intercept a car similar to the Sharif’s car, following a carjacking incident in Nairobi in which a child was allegedly taken hostage.
In a statement released by a Kenyan police officer, while admitting that Arshad Sharif was killed by police firing, said that the Pakistani journalist was killed due to a mistaken identity and more information in this regard will be released later.
“Sharif was asked to stop for identification but he allegedly drove past the roadblock. This led to a brief chase and shooting that left the journalist dead,” Police said.
Kenya Police Headquarter informer that the Independent Policing Oversite Authority is investigating the matter.
Senior Pakistani journalist, writer, anchorperson Arshad Sharif has been brutally shot down Kenya’s capital of Nairobi.
The family of well-known journalist and senior anchor person Arshad Sharif has confirmed that the journalist has been shot dead in Kenya.
Taking to Twitter Arshad Sharif’s wife Javeria Siddique said, “I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist Arshad Sharif today, as per police he was shot in Kenya.”
In her tweet, she appealed: “Respect our privacy and in the name of breaking please don’t share our family pics, personal details and his last pictures from hospital.”