Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif is demanding a fair investigation by the Kenyan government over the killing of renowned Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif while in the country.
On Monday in a tweet, PM Sharif revealed he had a conversation with Kenyan President William Ruto and requested him to ensure a fair and transparent investigation into the shocking incident.
Arshad, a 49-year-old journalist fled Pakistan in August to avoid arrest after he was slapped with multiple cases, including sedition charges over an interview with Shahbaz Gill – a close aide of former prime minister Imran Khan – during which Gill made comments deemed offensive to the military.
Alleging harassment by state institutions as well threats to his life he moved to Dubai in August and later relocated to Kenya.
An initial police report about the incident suggests Sharif was in a car that officers mistakenly believed to have been stolen. The officers shot at the vehicle when it failed to stop at a roadblock in Kajiado.