Body of Murdered Pakistani Journalist Flown Out Of Nairobi

The family of Arshad Sharif, the murdered Pakistani journalist, has said that he will be laid to rest in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

Body of Murdered Pakistani Journalist Flown Out Of Nairobi

On early Tuesday morning, the body of Arshad Sharif was flown out of Nairobi and is expected to arrive in Pakistan on Wednesday morning.

A postmortem examination done on the body of Sharif revealed that he had been shot in the skull and had bled to death.

Sharif was shot at a checkpoint on the Nairobi-Magadi highway in the Magadi neighborhood after his vehicle violated the erected barrier.

Nine officers from the General Service Unit were manning the roadblock and fired at least nine shots at the four-wheel drive Toyota VX.

The incident occurred when Sharif and his brother were traveling toward the Kiserian-Magadi Road in Magadi near the GSU Training Camp.

Sharif was an honorable journalist who apparently spoke out strongly against the current political trends in Pakistan. According to reports, he fled Pakistan as a result of an impending crackdown.

The incident leading to Sharif’s death caused a stir within the country as well as in Pakistan with more questions being asked.

People are yet to understand why the police personnel guarding the roadblock struck Sharif in the head instead of the driver.

Following the alleged "mistaken identity" shooting of Sharif, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) reported that it had sent a Rapid Response team to the area.

According to IPOA Chairperson Ann Makori, the authority has begun investigating the situation and would recommend that individuals found to be guilty be prosecuted.