Media Statement: Killing of Pakistani Journalist in Kenya

Nairobi, 24 October 2022: The Kenya Editors’ Guild has learnt with deep regret the killing of Pakistani journalist, Arshad Mohammed Shariff, in Kenya. Arshad Mohammed Shariff was reportedly shot dead at a roadblock in Kajiado County.

While we wait for all details on the killing, the Kenya Editors’ Guild calls upon the Government to quickly and thoroughly investigate the case to determine the cause and reason of the killing and bring those responsible to book. This would not only demonstrate Kenya’s and the Government’s ability to protect its citizens and visitors but also assure Kenyans and the international community that Kenya is safe for everyone, including journalists whose rights it should protect.

In the meantime, the Kenya Editors’ Guild sends its deepest condolences to Mr. Shariff’s family, colleagues and loved ones.

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