John Allan Namu
John Allan Namu

Investigative journalist John Allan Namu says he's safe and fine. This comes after Kenyans on Twitter made him the topic of discussion on the platform following the death of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif.

The police said that his death was a result of a shooting in a case of mistaken identity. 

Namu denied rumours that he and the deceased were working on an investigative story.

The co-founder of Africa uncensored had now confirmed he's well.

"To those who have called and messaged to check on me, I am fine and safe. Thank you for your concern. I really do appreciate it. As for those asking for quotes on the story kindly reference my earlier tweets on the same,"

He went on to share his condolences to Sharif's family.

"Away from dealing with the fake news coming my way around #ArshadSharif death, once again my sincere condolences go to his wife & family. It should be clear by now that no journalist should ever have to pay this price for his work, but in this day and age, it bears repeating. RIP."

In a statement, Bruno Shioso, the spokesperson, said the National Police Service regrets the unfortunate incident adding that competent authorities are currently investigating the incident for appropriate action.

Shioso, also sent a message of condolence to the family.

"The acting Inspector General on behalf of the Service condoles with the family and friends of the deceased."

Police said Sharif was shot dead Sunday night along the Nairobi-Magadi highway in a case of mistaken identity.

A senior police officer who confirmed the shooting said Sharif's driver defied an order to stop at a roadblock prompting the shooting.

The driver is hospitalised following injuries he sustained after their vehicle rolled following the shooting. 

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