Kenya rejects aiding Pakistan’s inquiry into murder of Arshad Sharif

The Kenyan government authorities have explicitly informed Islamabad that they will no longer support the investigations conducted by Pakistani officials in the murder case of Arshad Sharif in response to Pakistani authorities’ request to the Kenyan Foreign Office for authorization to launch a new probe.

As per The News report, five times, the Kenyan government made it plain that it had provided enough assistance and would no longer permit additional investigations in the African nation.

They further stated that the Kenyan government informed its Pakistani counterparts that while it had offered two Pakistani investigators—Omar Shahid Hamid of the Intelligence Bureau and Dr. Athar Waheed of the Federal Investigation Agency—every assistance available, it was unwilling to do so once more.

“No new investigation will yield any different result. We helped Pakistan as much as we can and that’s that,” report revealed.

According to the report, the Kenyan government, police, and intelligence services are “very upset” about the findings of the damning report by Hamid and Dr. Waheed, which found that there was a strong case for a murder conspiracy before Sharif’s assassination.

A new investigation was ordered after a suo motu notice was heard by a five-member bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and including Justices Ijaz ul Ahsan, Muneeb Akhtar, Jamal Khan Mandokhail, and Muhammad Ali Mazhar.

In October of last year, Sharif was fatally shot by Kenyan police in what they described as a “mistaken identity” case as he was traveling from Kenya’s Magadi Town to Nairobi.

According to Kenyan police, the car allegedly broke through a barrier.