Kenyan police have regretted the death of a Pakistani journalist who was shot dead in Kajiado, south of Nairobi, by a police officer in a mistaken identity incident.
Arshad Mohammed Sharif was shot in the head along the Nairobi-Magadi highway on Sunday night after his vehicle allegedly violated a roadblock set up to check on motor vehicles using the route.
At the time of the incident, the deceased was in the company of his brother, Khurram Ahmed.
‘”National Police Service regrets this unfortunate incident. Competent authorities are currently investigating the incident for appropriate action,” said Bruno Shioso, police spokesperson.
According to Shioso, the incident followed a circulation from Pangani Police of a stolen motor vehicle. The officers trailing the motor vehicle towards Magadi alerted the police in Magadi, who erected a road barrier.
Bruno said the deceased’s motor vehicle came upon the police barrier which they drove through, and it was then that Shariff was shot.
The men in cloth have condoled with the family and friends of the deceased.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.