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Family seeks to repossess vehicle in which Pakistani journalist was shot dead

The vehicle in which Mr Arshad Sharif a Pakistan national, who was shot dead in October 2022 along Magadi Road in Kajiado County, is still being held by the police at Kiserian Police Station.

This comes amid efforts by the owner to recover it. A family source told Nairobi News that a letter had been written to various authorities with the hope of recovering the vehicle.

“For now all I know is that they want the vehicle back. They have already written to various authorities demanding for it,” our source said in confidence.

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Meanwhile, this week, his murder case kicked off at the Pakistan Supreme Court where a joint investigation team (JIT) that investigated the case before handing over the findings to the court was asked to work closely with the family.

Ms Riffat Ara Alvi, the mother of the slain Pakistan journalist, in a petition filed in court claimed that the plan to assassinate her son was hatched in her home country and executed in Kenya.

She filed an application at the Pakistan Supreme Court seeking an “independent and transparent investigation” into the death of her son.

She has also named a number of people she wants investigated over the fatal shooting in Ting’a Area, along Magadi Road, in Kajiado County.

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Mr Sharif, 49, was shot dead by officers attached to the General Service Unit (GSU) in what the National Police Service (NPS) said was a case of mistaken identity.

The prominent Pakistani journalist was being driven from Kajiado to Nairobi, where he lived with a friend known as Khurram Ahmed, when he was killed on the night of October 23, 2022.

According to the police, the vehicle they were travelling in was flagged down by officers but the driver allegedly ran over a roadblock, leading to the fatal shooting.

The Pakistani journalist was from attending a party at Ammodump Kwenia, an entertainment joint and shooting range in Kajiado County.

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