Bashir Mohamud: Family of Killed Kenyan-American Businessman Requests that DPP Start Public Investigation
The family through its lawyers asked for a separate investigation to run alongside the one being conducted by detectives so as to enable them have “a much more holistic and better perspective as to the circumstances under which Bashir lost his life.”
The legal representatives in a letter to Haji also asked for investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Bashir.
They equally wanted the police to explain why it took them six days to call them to identify their kin’s body.
The police are meanwhile taking a keen look into the late Bashir’s multi-million business empire which they believe could be the reason behind his killing.
The businessman ran Infinity Development Construction Company which had secured local and international business contracts worth millions of shillings.
Bashir’s disappearance and death
Bashir was last seen leaving Mialle Lounge in Lavington, Nairobi on Thursday, May 13, and his family had been looking for him relentlessly.
A statement from his family indicated he was found dead at the Kerugoya Level 5 Hospital on Saturday, March 23.
“It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bashir Mohamed Mohamud informs you that the body of Bashir was found earlier today at Kerugoya Level 5 Hospital,” the statement said in part.
The body of the deceased had marks of injuries from a blunt object and burns on various body parts.
Autopsy reveals businessman died of asphyxiation
An autopsy conducted by chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor at Umash Funeral Home revealed the Somali-American businessman died from bare hand asphyxiation.
The postmortem also showed he was tortured before death.
“His body showed trauma on the head, burns on his body, there’s evidence of torture on his toes and knees,” read the report in part.
Bashir was laid to rest on Monday, May 24, by his family and fellow Muslims at Nairobi-based Lang’ata cemetery.