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Pakistani Journalist Arshad Sharif Shot Dead In Nairobi

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A popular Pakistani journalist and TV host Arshad Sharif was shot dead Sunday night along the Nairobi-Magadi highway. It was learnt that he was not the target but was mistaken as such.

Pakistani Journalist Arshad Sharif Shot Dead In Nairobi
Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Kenya

Following his death, dozens of social media users who identified themselves as Pakistani nationals have demanded clarity over the sudden death of a prominent journalist.

News Webbs learnt, according to local media reports, Sharif was shot in the head and killed by police after he and his driver allegedly breached a roadblock that had been set up to check on motor vehicles on the route.

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However, Police in Nairobi are yet to issue a report on the incident but the information surrounding his death has been widely reported in Pakistani media.

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The wife of the deceased, Javeria Siddique on Monday morning shared the news on her Twitter handle saying, “I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist @arsched today, as per police he was shot in Kenya.

She added, “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 your prayers.”

Meanwhile, the award-winning journalist was reportedly vocally opposed to the ongoing political developments in Pakistan.

However, Kenya’s Independent Police Oversight Authority (Ipoa) says it has launched investigations into the killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif and looking forward to bring the perpetuators to book.

 

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