Another Alleged Disappearance Puts Police on the Spot, Yet Again


The discovery of a completely burnt out car in Ngong Forest early in the week deepens further the mystery of nerve-chilling murders in the country and especially Nairobi and its environs.

The car believed to be the state-of-the-art Range Rover belonging to Somali-American businessman Bashir Mahmoud who disappeared mysteriously last Thursday, was reduced to ashes while his whereabouts is not yet known.

This latest incident begs more questions than answers over another of a suspected well-orchestrated abduction and elimination.

Bashir was last seen at Mialle Restaurant in Nairobi’s Lavington area driving himself out in a Range Rover registration plate KCQ 007P after which he couldn’t be accounted for.

His disappearance and discovery of remains of the car points to a possible loss of life in the hands of not only well protected but also well-endowed individuals.

Again, it all boils down to the Police who after receiving the report of the disappearance from the victim’s lawyers, said they tried to track the car in vain. It begs the question; don’t they have the capacity or are they complicit?

Could it be business rivalry or a family feud? Could it have been a normal robbery targeting the contractor’s money, valuables or property?

And is Bashir Mahmoud dead or alive? Time will tell even as his lawyers Nuru Said and Osman Abdi ask for justice.