The Kenyan authorities have refused to further cooperate with Pakistan investigators in the Arshad Sharif murder investigation.
According to the sources details, the Pakistani authorities have written to Kenya’s Foreign Office requesting to start a fresh investigation into the murder of journalist Arshad Sharif.
However, the Government of Kenya government made it clear on more than that the African country has done enough and will not allow any more investigations to Pakistan inside the country.
The Kenyan authorities allegedly told Pakistani authorities that it provided every possible help to two Pakistani investigators and that it was not ready to do the same all over again.
The Kenyan authorities, said it provided every possible help to two Pakistani investigators – the Intelligence Bureau’s Omar Shahid Hamid and the Federal Investigation Agency’s Dr Athar Waheed – and that it was not ready to do the same all over again. “No new investigation will yield any different result. We helped Pakistan as much as we can and that’s that,” said a Kenya government so.
The Kenyan government source shared that, police and intelligence services are “very upset” about the conclusion drawn in the report by investigator Omar Shahid Hamid and Dr Waheed i.e. that there was a strong case of a murder conspiracy leading up to Arshad Sharif’s assassination; the Kenyan police’s potential complicity, non-professionalism and changing statements; a clear case of murder plot cover up; and a lack of will of the Kenyan authorities to investigate the murder case properly.
On the other hand, an investigation led by the Kenyan authorities concluded that Arshad Sharif’s killing was a case of “mistaken identity” where four members of Kenya’s para-military General Service Unit (GSU) killed him in a random shootout because his driver Khurram Ahmed didn’t stop at the roadblock and that there was no murder planning.
It is to be pertinent that investigation report led by the Kenyan authorities is still unpublished.
After which Government of Pakistan approached the Kenyan government to share this report with Pakistan authorities, but the Kenyan government has refused. A five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, and comprising Justice Ijazul Ehsan, Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, heard the suo motu notice and ordered a new inquiry.
Pakistan has since then written many times to Kenya citing SC orders, but the Kenyan government has told Pakistan the necessary cooperation has already been provided and that Pakistan SC’s orders were Pakistan’s internal matter, said the source.
Remember that Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Kenya’s Nairobi city. He leaves behind five children.
About Arshad Sharif
Arshad Sharif is a well-known journalist and television anchor based in Pakistan. He is known for his investigative journalism and in-depth reporting on political and social issues in the country. Sharif has worked for several prominent news channels in Pakistan, including ARY News, and Dunya News, and currently hosts a talk show on ARY News called “Power Play with Arshad Sharif.”
Throughout his career, Sharif has broken several high-profile stories, including the Panama Papers scandal, which exposed the offshore assets of several prominent Pakistani politicians and businessmen. He has received several awards for his journalism, including the Best Investigative Reporter Award at the Agahi Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Sharif is known for his rigorous research and questioning, which often leads to heated debates and exposes corruption and wrongdoing in the Pakistani government and society. He has become a prominent voice in the Pakistani media and is widely respected for his fearless and impartial reporting.