Search for Somali trader  Bashir Mohamed Mahmoud ends up at a Kerugoya morgue

Search for Somali trader Bashir Mohamed Mahmoud ends up at a Kerugoya morgue

BY CORRESPONDENT,KERUGOYA,23RD MAY 2021-The body of Somali-American businessman Bashir Mohamed Mahmoud has been found at Kerugoya Level 5 Hospital mortuary.

According to the family lawyer Charles Madowo, the family has requested privacy as they “process the tragic news and plan for burial.”

“Even as Bashir rests, the family shall not rest until justice has been served and those responsible brought to book,” Madowo said.

Investigation officer Bernard Korir told the Star the body was found afloat River Nyamindi by residents.

“The body was discovered last Sunday, May 16, in the downstream area of the  Nyamindi river. It was found naked and had deep cuts in the face,” he said.

“The residents then  reported the matter to the police who helped in retrieving the body and took  it to the Kerugoya hospital morgue, where it was  booked  under ‘an unidentified body belonging to a male adult’,” said Korir.

He said that after taking the finger prints of the deceased, they sent them to the national registrar which processed and confirmed the identity of the body as Bashir’s.

The matter he said has now been referred to Dagoretti investigation office, where it was being investigated.

The businessman went missing on May 13. That evening he had driven into Miale lounge and CCTV footage shows him dishing money, appearing to be Sh1,000 notes, to bouncers and security guards, perhaps in the spirit of Ramadhan.

At 6:49pm, the black Range Rover he was driving, registration number KCQ 007P, is seen driving off from the facility with the guards waving bye.

But the vehicle was found early this week burnt to a shell in a thicket in Kibiku area of Ngong’, Kajiado county.

Shortly after Bashir left Miale entertainment lounge in Kilimani on May 13, his car appears to have been blocked by another vehicle.

New CCTV footage from the lounge shows that a few seconds down the road after guards at the facility’s gate bid him bye, the seemingly obstructed black Range Rover caused a traffic snarl-up on the road he took.

Curious pedestrians are seen looking at what could be a commotion near Bashir’s car.

There was a traffic snarl-up on the left lane and no vehicles are seen moving from the right side, a clear indication that a vehicle had blocked the road.

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