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Kenya: Killing of Pakistani journalist thrusts Ruto’s administration into spotlight

By Jeff Otieno

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Posted on October 28, 2022 10:19

Pakistan Kenya Journalist Killed
People attend the funeral prayer of slain senior Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The killing of three foreigners by Kenyan police officers has thrust President William Ruto’s young administration into a diplomatic storm with governments demanding justice for their slain nationals.

On 16 October, the acting Inspector of Police Noor Gabow caught Kenyans by surprise after he disbanded the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Special Service Unit, which had played a crucial role in tackling high-profile crimes in the country.

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