Bashir Mahmoud was allegedly linked to Somalia’s political instability, autopsy shows he was tortured

Bashir Mahmoud. [Photo: Courtesy]

The late Bashir Mahmoud was tortured before death, an autopsy report indicates.

Bashir’s body was moved to Umash Funeral home from Kerugoya Level Five hospital mortuary where it was found a week after his mysterious disappearance.

Chief Government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor conducted the autopsy on Monday at the Umash Funeral Home.

Dr Oduor indicated that the deceased, a Somali-America citizen had deep machete cuts on his head a bullet through his skull and visible signs of torture on his body.

His body was found dumped in Wan’guru, Mwea naked and with gory marks of deep cuts.

It was then taken to Kerugoya where it was found days after a frantic search.

Details indicate that besides Bashir being under the police radar over alleged terror financing, he was also being investigated over his role in Somalia’s political instability.

The 36-year-old structural engineer had acquired a Kenyan identity card and was one of the major contractors who bagged multi-million-shilling mega government projects.

He ran his company Infinity Developers based in Nairobi.

Bashir was last seen on May 13 leaving Mialle Lounge in Lavington.

He never returned home for Eid-ul-Fittr celebrations the following day prompting his family to report his disappearance at Muthangari Police Station.

His Range Rover was found burnt to a shell in Ngong Forest. The shell was then carted away by unknown people before the forensic team arrived at the scene.

One of the family lawyers Alibaya Hassan said they contacted the tracking vehicle company to get his location but they said that the systems were down at the time.

Osmar Omar, the family’s spokesman asked the US State Department to intervene and ensure Bashir’s killers are arrested.

Bashir will now be buried immediately according to Muslim rites as his family seeks justice.