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Justice for Pakistani Journalist who Died in Kenya

A Kenyan court Monday found police acted unlawfully over the 2022 killing of a Pakistani journalist following a complaint by his widow. the High Court in Kajiado, a town south of Nairobi, rejected a police claim that the killing was a case of mistaken identity and that officers’ believed they were firing on a stolen vehicle involved in an abduction. His widow Javeria Siddique, who welcomed the ruling, and two journalist groups in Kenya filed a complaint last year against top police and legal officials over the “arbitrary and unlawful killing” of Sharif and the respondents’ “consequent failure to investigate.” The judge also awarded $78,000 in compensation but granted the state’s application to suspend the compensation decision for 30 days to allow it to file an appeal.