AmmoDump shooting range shut down after Arshad Sharif killing.

NAIROBI -- The AmmoDump Kwenia Shooting Range in Magadi, where Arshad Sharif spent the last hours of his life, has been closed for business by the Kenyan authorities as the investigation into the killing of the journalist continues, local sources have confirmed.

Sources have confirmed that an American security firm has pulled out of a contract with AmmoDump, and the local police authority has cancelled or put on hold all warranties for training and shooting exercises with the site.

Several other companies have suspended their contracts with the shooting range while the investigation goes on. Two businessmen from Karachi own the site - Waqar Ahmad and Khurram Ahmad - who own and run several real estate projects in the African country.

A local police source confirmed the shooting range owners were told to halt all operations. The police source confirmed that several local authorities used to arrange shooting practices at the site.

One of the people involved in looking after the business affairs of the Ahmad brothers confirmed that the shooting site is currently not operational. Still, he said the site would be open to business soon to the general public and companies.

'We were ordered by the government authorities to stop our operations. The shootout that resulted in Arshad Sharif's death had nothing to do with AmmoDump. It was a tragic incident, but we have been told to stop our business activities.

'We have cancelled our bookings for now,' said the source. During a visit to the site, a staff member requesting secrecy said the staff remains at the site, but 'we are not taking any more bookings until further notice.'

The AmmoDump social media pages have not been updated and continue to invite bookings and business. However, when contacted via their social media-advertised WhatsApp number, there was no response.

Media revealed this week that American instructors were present at the site when Arshad Sharif arrived with Khurram and spent a night and two days at the site. The presence of Americans at the site raises questions, but the activities of American security agencies in Kenya are well-known and established.

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