Mystery of burnt car in thicket, missing Somali-American Featured

* Bashir, 36, is a Somali-American construction engineer working in the country.* He is said to be one of the contractors on a government project in Kisumu last year.

 At 5:23pm on May 13 , CCTV footage at Miale entertainment lounge in Nairobi show businessman Bashir Mohamed Mahmoud entering the establishment in his black Range Rover.

Before he alights, he is seen dishing out money, appearing to be Sh1,000 notes, to guards and bouncers there.
At 6:49pm, the car, registration number KCQ 007P, is seen driving off from the facility located in Nairobi’s Lavington area, the guards bidding him bye.

This is the last time the whereabouts of Bashir are known. He has neither been seen nor communicated with his friends and family.
On May 14, his family recorded a missing person’s report at Muthangari police station, triggering a search for his whereabouts. His friends and family have launched an online campaign to look for him hoping he would be found alive.

The family and friends tried to trace Mahmoud using a tracking device mounted on the car he had but in vain.
His lawyers said it was likely the car tracker had been disabled as the company that installed it said they could not trace it.

But the search for Bashir has now turned bizarre after the vehicle he was driving was found burnt to a shell in a thicket in Kibiku area in Ngong, Kajiado county.

The family got wind of the burnt vehicle after someone mentioned it to them and they reported to Kibiku police station.
When officers from the station went to the scene, they found the shell but went back to the station.

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