Celebrated Pakistani journalist, Mr. Arshad Sharif, was killed in Nairobi on Sunday night under unclear circumstances after being shot in the head. The news of his demise was first announced on social media by his wife, Javeria Siddique. Mr. Arshad Sharif was an investigative journalist who exposed corruption in those in power. Speculations have indicated that a powerful criminal unit may be behind his death.
Details on the circumstances that led to his death remain unknown, remaining speculation on the Pakistani government’s involvement as other sources report that Kenyan police are involved after the car that Arshad was traveling was flagged on the roadblock before meeting the jaws of death. The High Commission for Pakistan in Nairobi is yet to release any official communication on his death.
Sharif, known to be a fierce critic of the Pakistani government, had fled his country due to multiple sedition cases filed against him as he hosted a series of investigative documentaries in his country and abroad. The journalism fraternity in Pakistan is demanding an investigation into his death. He was reportedly in Kenya for work. His body was taken to Chiromo mortuary in Nairobi.