Editor's Review

The Pakistani government has dismissed claims by Kenya police that the murder was a result of mistaken identity.

The Pakistani government has disputed Kenya's police report over the murder of its journalist Arshad Sharif.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the Pakistani government said Arshad's death was a result of murder and not mistaken identity as claimed by the Kenya police.

Pakistani interior minister Rana Sanaullah also said that the two Pakistani brothers Waqar and Khurram Ahmad, who were hosting Sharif, are not yet off the hook.

He said the two have questions to answer regarding the death of Arshad.

The minister revealed that they have written to Chief Justice Martha Koome directing her to form an independent commission to investigate the killing of Arshad Sharif.

Waqar and Khurram told police Sharif had told them he planned to permanently move his family to Kenya and had extended his visa as part of the plans.

On the night of October 23, Sharif was shot dead in Kamukuru area, Kajiado by police in what was termed a case of mistaken identity.

Police said the driver of a car Sharif was travelling in defied an order to stop at the road block leading to a shootout.

Police said they had mounted the roadblock to pursue suspects who had stolen a car in Nairobi.

The Pakistan government subsequently formed a team, which travelled to Kenya to investigate the killing.