Pakistani journalist shot dead in Kenya

Journalist Arshad Sharif who was shot dead in Kenya. [Photo: Facebook/ Arshad]

A Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Kenya, his wife Javeria Siddique confirmed on Monday morning.

“I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist [Arshad Sharif] today, as per police he was shot in Kenya,” she tweeted.

A report by Dawn quoting the Foreign Office said that Pakistan’s high commissioner to Kenya, along with other officials, reached Chiromo Funeral House in Nairobi where she identified Sharif’s body.

“Further procedures including police report are awaited,” the statement said.

The high commission would facilitate the early return of Sharif’s body to Pakistan, the Foreign Office said, adding that the journalist’s family had been assured of all possible assistance.

Kenyan media quoted the local police as saying Sharif was shot dead by police in a case of “mistaken identity”. It said the incident took place on Sunday night along the Nairobi-Magadi highway.


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