The National Police Service of Kenya has issued an official statement on the death of Pakistani journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif.
The Kenyan police said in its statement that 50-year-old Pakistani Arshad Muhammad Sharif was killed by police firing on Muram Road last night.
The police further said that Arshad Sharif was accompanied by his brother Khurram Ahmed in the car.
According to the Kenyan police, the deceased was riding in Arshad Sharif’s DG 200M car, his vehicle went ahead instead of stopping at the police bridge, on which the police opened fire, in which the deceased was first injured and later died.
The Kenyan police report also states that nine shots were fired at the car, one of which hit Arshad Sharif in the head.
In an official statement, Kenya’s National Police Force expressed its grief over the incident and offered its condolences to Arshad Sharif’s family.
The statement said that the relevant authorities are investigating the incident so that action can be taken against the responsible elements.