The last seen activities of 35 year old structural engineer and proprietor of Infinity Developers Mohamud Bashir was CCTV footage of him in Miale Lounge in Lavington, Nairobi.
He was in the company of some yet-to-be-disclosed persons at 5pm before his car, a Range Rover with registration number KCQ 007P, was captured by CCTV cameras leaving the premises an hour later.
In the footage, Mr Bashir is seen tipping some guards. That was the last time he was seen.
During that hour, Mr Bashir is said to have contacted his wife, but the call was interrupted and his phone taken from him in what is presumed to have been a scuffle. The family believes it was then switched off immediately as they’ve since not been able to reach him.
It is now emerging that Bashir’s family, having gotten wary of the period he has so far spent missing, and getting increasingly disillusioned with police efforts in finding him, wrote to his lawyers at HMS Advocates LLP, seeking their help in tracing him.
On Tuesday, the law firm wrote to the US Embassy in Nairobi seeking assistance in establishing Mr Bashir’s whereabouts since he is a US citizen.
“The mysterious circumstances of the disappearance and the intransigence of the local authorities have led to our clients believing that perhaps there could be foul play regarding Bashir’s disappearance,” read the letter.
The letter also wants the embassy to help the family establish the date, location and reason for his arrest if he is in State custody.
The family also wants to know where he is being held.
“…I shall be writing to the Inspector-General of Police and Cabinet Secretary for Interior seeking to know his whereabouts,” Mr Charles Madowo, the lead advocate in the matter said.
“If a response doesn’t come through, then I shall file an application seeking to have them reveal if he is being held by the State.”
Contacted, the US Embassy in Nairobi through its spokesperson said it’s aware of reports of an American citizen missing in Nairobi.
“The welfare and safety of US citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State. We stand ready to provide appropriate assistance to US citizens in need, and to their families. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment,” it said in a statement.