Arshad Sharif: KUJ Demands Immediate Arrest of Officers Involved
Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) condemns the killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif in a shoot-out incident, which the Kenya police have admitted was carried out by General Service Unit officers in an ambush following a signal over car theft/abduction.
From the police record, there is more than meets the eye in the death of Mr Sharif, and we demand thorough investigations to unravel the motive of the shooting.
PRESS STATEMENT pic.twitter.com/jDsqmQtzlb
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) October 24, 2022
“In the meantime, we demand immediate arrest of the officers who were involved in this incident and charged in court for the killing of Mr Sharif. We send our heartfelt condolence to Mr Sharif’s family and Pakistani media fraternity,” Erick Oduor, Secretary General.
I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist @arsched today, as per police he was shot in Kenya.
Respect our privacy and in the name of breaking pls don't share our family pics, personal details and his last pictures from hospital.
Remember us in ur prayers. pic.twitter.com/wP1BJxqP5e
— Javeria Siddique (@javerias) October 24, 2022
I am deeply saddened by the shocking news of journalist Arshad Sharif's tragic death. May Allah SWT grant him a place in Heaven. My deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 24, 2022