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Police probe into the mystery of Bashir Mahmoud disappearance and burnt car

Police are investing in the disappearance of businessman Bashir Mahmoud.

Mahmoud was last seen at 6:49 pm, on May 13 driving off from the Miale entertainment lounge located in Nairobi’s Lavington area, the guards bidding him bye.

On May 14, his family recorded a missing person’s report at Muthangari Police Station, initiating a search for his whereabouts.

His friends and family have started an online operation to search for him hoping he would be still alive.

Meanwhile, several people who last interacted with the missing businessman engineer Bashir Mahmoud, have already recorded statements.

Police are also delving into how Bashir’s vehicle a Range Rover was found burnt in Kibiku three days after his disappearance.

The shell was found by a police officer from the Kibiku Police Post who visited the scene. When Bashir’s family returned to the scene alongside the officers in a few hours, the remains of the burnt car had been removed.

Bashir’s lawyers claim there might have been suspicious activities at the Miale lounge where Mohamud was last seen.

“You realise in various instances there are a couple of people who are triangulating and they were on mobile telephones and conversations are ongoing and everyone looks quite jittery it looks as though they are watching out waiting for something to happen,” Alibaya Hassan, the businessman’s lawyer remarked.

According to the CCTV footage on record, Bashir was seen leaving the lounge at around 6:50 pm.

A few seconds after leaving his vehicle he stopped, his car seemingly blocked by another vehicle.

There was traffic on the left lane and no vehicles are seen moving from the right side which is a sign that a vehicle had obstructed the road.

“Our firm has handled a few ATPU matters and so that was our first suspicion that probably there could be a suspicion from his end and that they are conducting an investigation at times they do such a thing they hold you for 24/48 hours and particularly once counsel comes nobody it just wraps up,” Mr Hassan added.

Reports show that Bashir had tried to reach out to his wife but the call was interjected and then his phone was switched off.

Bashir, 36, is a Somali-American construction engineer working in the country.

He was a resident of Ohio State, USA.

According to his friends, his company worked in civil engineering, real estate and architecture.

By Everlyne Bosibori

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