Pakistani journalist Arshad Mohammed Shariff
Arshad Mohammed Shariff.

The National Police Service (NPS) released a statement after Pakistani journalist Arshad Mohammed Shariff was killed. His death has caused a stir in his own country.

NPS says that local police in Magadi shot Arshad Mohammed Shariff because they thought he was driving a stolen car. They got this information from the Pangani Police Station, which told them that a stolen car was coming to the area.

"NPS regrets to report an incident that happened yesterday night in Magadi, Kajiado, near the Kwenia Farm/Kamukuru Marram Road, when a police officer fatally shot 50-year-old Pakistani citizen Arshad Mohammed Shariff as he was a passenger in a car KDG 200M. The deceased was there at the time of the occurrence with his brother, Khurram Ahmed, " In a statement, NPS said.

"The incident happened after Pangani Police circulated information about a stolen car. The police in Magadi was informed by the cops who were following the car, and they set up a road blockade, "the police reported.

NPS says that when a Pakistani journalist was being driven in a car past a police roadblock, the police opened fire.

"The deceased's car hit the police barricade and was driven through. Then they began to receive gunfire. "The late Arshad Mohammed Shariff was fatally hurt, "police said.

"This sad occurrence is regretted by the National Police Service. Presently, competent authorities are looking into the issue to determine the best course of action. The Assistant Inspector General extends condolences to the deceased's family and friends on behalf of the service," Bruno Isohi Shoso, who is the director of corporate communication and a spokesman for the National Police Service said.

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