Police officers involved in Arshad Sharif’s murder resume work without accountability.

An investigation by Geo News has revealed that the five Kenyan police officers involved in the killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif have resumed their duties without facing any consequences, nine months after the incident.

Despite assurances from Kenya’s Independent Policing and Oversight Authority (IPOA) to provide an update on Sharif’s murder investigation, no findings have been made public. IPOA had previously handed its file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), but the prosecution process has yet to begin.

A trusted source from Kenyan intelligence indicated that the National Police Service (NPS) had not actively pursued the investigation, likely due to its involvement in the case. IPOA was expected to issue its findings as the police cannot investigate themselves, according to this source.

Human Rights Commission member Martin Mavenjina expressed concern over the delay in the investigation, suggesting that it indicated a lack of police interest. He also noted a lack of political will to assist Sharif’s family in obtaining justice.

It was revealed that Sharif’s family has engaged former Islamabad High Court judge Shaukat Siddiqui to take up their case in Pakistan. Siddiqui expressed frustration with the lack of cooperation from Kenyan authorities and suggested involving the United Nations.

Sharif was killed in Kenya in a shooting incident, and his driver, Khurram Ahmad, survived. The investigation has faced delays, and two individuals of Pakistani origin, Khurram and businessman Waqar Ahmad, have denied involvement in the murder.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar is scheduled to visit Kenya next month at the invitation of Kenyan President Dr. William Samoei Ruto, accompanied by Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and other cabinet members and advisors.