The five Kenyan police officers who were complicit in the murder of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif have subtly returned to their jobs, Geo News reported.
The five police officers responsible for the horrific murder of Sharif at a checkpoint in a remote area of East Africa are still receiving full police benefits, and the suspensions of these officers by the Kenyan government have proven to be nothing more than a cover-up.
According to a reliable source, two of the five officers engaged in the fatal shooting have been promoted to senior positions and are now back at work.
Despite promising to provide an update on Sharif's death within weeks, Kenya's Independent Policing and Oversight Authority (IPOA), the organization charged with examining police officer behavior, has not made its findings public in more than nine months.
When these reporters inquired about the situation, IPOA responded in a statement: "We shall give an update on the matter once we are done with the investigations."
When asked why the watchdog has taken so long and why the police officers are back at work without being held accountable, the authority's representative refused to provide a timeframe and remained silent.
It's important to note that the IPOA had previously given the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) its file, but that it was later returned and they were asked to complete certain gaps before the prosecution process began.
A policeman, Kevin Kimuyu Mutuku, assigned to the General Service Unit (GSU), who is accused of being shot at the site of the incident where Sharif was slain, returned to work right away after being discharged from the hospital. He had said that he had been shot when shots were fired from inside Sharif's car, but the forensic examination proved otherwise.
Sharif came into the Kenyan capital on August 20 and was assassinated on October 23 in a shootout in which his driver, Khurram Ahmad, miraculously survived.