New details have emerged on the sources of the slain businessman Bashir Mohamed’s wealth.
Investigators privy to the happenings told the star that he was a conduit for transferring huge amounts of money between Kenya and Somalia.
It is believed that his close links to top government officials in Somalia trusted him with their money which he would later wire back through various channels.
According to a local daily, Bashir would receive millions of shillings of the said top official from the Somali government before he sent it back to various different banks.
The money, according to officials, sometimes moved through foreign accounts before ending up in Mogadishu, which raised suspicions.
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According to sources privy to The Star, Bashir was well connected to top officials from the Somali government and trusted that is why they used him to transfer money.
“In as much as I can’t connect the death to the money issue, there was a feeling he was channeling money to Mogadishu, which is technically at war with Kenya. It was a concern,” a senior official said in confidence.
Some information suggested that Bashir was linked to terror groups which the family denied. They also dismissed his involvement in dirty dealings.
In one RTGS money transfer, Bashir used a company to wire money to Sudan, which ended up in Mogadishu.
Bashir, a structural engineer and proprietor of Infinity Developers based in Nairobi, went missing as he left Miale Lounge in Lavington, Nairobi, where he had gone for a meeting and Idd celebrations.
His body was found on the banks of River Nyamindi, in Kirinyaga county on May 16, three days after he went missing.
According to government Chief Pathologist Johansen Odour, Bashir was strangled to death.
The body bore deep cuts, bruises, and the toenails had been pulled out. The body also bore burn marks.
Bashir was laid to rest at the Lang’ata Cemetery according to Islamic rites.