FBI Explains Staying off Businessman Bashir Mohamed Case

  • A businessman Bashir Mohamud who went missing on Thursday, May 13, and his vehicle found dumped in Ngong forest.
    Businessman Bashir Mohamud who went missing on Thursday, May 13, and his vehicle found dumped in Ngong forest.
  • US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) contacted businessman Bashir Mohamed's family and explained why they were not investigating the murder case. 

    Mohamed, a Somali-American national, was found murdered after he disappeared for several days.

    On Monday, May 24, the FBI stated that they had full trust in the Directorate of Criminal Investigation's (DCI) ability to investigate the case that has drawn global attention. 

    FBI added that the matter was outside its jurisdiction and it would only get involved if authorised by the DCI under its boss, George Kinoti. A relative to Bashir told NationThe family was assured that they would be fed intel gathered from the case as the FBI was liaising with the DCI Forensics Unit and the Government Chemist.

    US-based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    On Friday, May 21, it was reported that several FBI agents were sent to a police station in Nairobi to closely follow the case. 
    The agents met family members on the same day, pointed out their reluctance to be involved in the case and stated that they would only do so if formally requested. 

    An autopsy report conducted by government pathologist, Johansen Oduor at Umash Funeral Home in Nairobi detailed that Bashir was strangled to death. The businessman was also reportedly tortured before he died. 

    Oduor stated that the deceased's body had several burn marks, multiple wounds on the head and its toenails had been plucked out.

    “It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bashir Mohamed Mohamud informs you that the body of Bashir was found at Kerugoya Level 5 hospital. As the family processes this tragic news and plans for his burial, they request that they be afforded privacy. 

    "Even as Bashir rests, the family shall not rest until justice has been served and those responsible for his death brought to book," the family, through its lawyer Charles Madowo urged DCI to expedite the case. 

    Police are also investigating how Bashir's car was driven to Kibiku before it was set ablaze. CCTV footage retrieved by DCI from a hotel in Nairobi showed an altercation between the businessman and another motorist while on his way out of the lounge. 

    Detectives stated that Bashir was blocked by the other car outside the lounge's gate. They suspected that the occupants then kidnapped him. 

    Remnants of the burnt Range Rover found at Ngong Forest
    Remnants of the burnt Range Rover found at Ngong Forest.
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