Famous Businessman Missing, Range Rover Found Burnt

His car, the make of a Range Rover, has since been found burnt down at Ngong forest, Kajiado County, raising worry amongst residents of his whereabouts.

Famous Businessman Missing, Range Rover Found Burnt

A well-known Kenyan businessman bearing citizenship from the United States went missing on Thursday, May 13 and is yet to be found five days after he vanished.

The businessman, Bashir Mahmoud, was last spotted at an entertainment joint in Miale, Lavington, Nairobi before his disappearance.

His car, the make of a Range Rover, has since been found burnt down at Ngong forest, Kajiado County, raising worry amongst residents of his whereabouts.

A crime scene in Kenya. /FILE

The businessman's lawyers have also raised an alarm following the incident, with questions now surrounding how the vehicle got there and who could have set it on fire.

"Some photographs were taken and they have been shared. All of us have seen a motor vehicle that has burnt. One at least remains with a shell and you can at least tell the make," Alibaya Hassan, one of Mahmoud's lawyers stated.

Police officers investigating the incident had revealed that the remains of the vehicle had been cleared from the scene of incident by unknown people with only the remains of ashes evident.

Nuru Said, another of Mahmoud's lawyer, indicated that he was scheduled to have a business meeting with some people, which did not take place.

"With Bashir being a US Citizen, we will also be writing to the embassy so that they can intervene," she told Citizen TV.

Bashir is a prominent businessman laden with connections and has previously been photographed with elite individuals including President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.

His family is appealing for help to find their lost kin.

The incident came weeks after four friends vanished in Kitengela, with two of their bodies discovered in a river in Murang'a.

James Gichuru-Rironi Road interchange. /THE STAR