Details have emerged on the questionable dealings of murdered wealthy businessman Bashir Mohamed whose body was found after his disappearance.
It has since emerged that the deceased was on the radar of the intelligence system radar for receiving and sending huge sums of money to Somalia.
The Star quoted Kenyan government officials stating that he first received millions of shillings from a top Somali government official before he channelled it back to various different banks.
The money, according to officials, sometimes moved through foreign accounts before ending up in Mogadishu, which raised suspicions.
“In as much as I can’t connect the death to the money issue, there was a feeling he was channelling money to Mogadishu, which is technically at war with Kenya. It was a concern,” a senior official said in confidence.
The 36 year old businessman went missing on 13 May 2021 with his white Range Rover Sports car found burnt in Ngong forest five days later.
His body was found in Kirinyaga on Sunday with post mortem report showing that he was tortured and strangled to death.
The body bore deep cuts, bruises and the toenails had been pulled out. The body also bore burn marks.
Bashir, a structural engineer and proprietor of Infinity Developers based in Nairobi, went missing as he after left Miale Lounge in Lavington, Nairobi, where he had gone for a meeting and Idd celebrations.
In one RTGS money transfer, Bashir used a company to wire money to Sudan, which ended up in Mogadishu. He had won construction tenders worth billions of shillings in Kenya. Among them was the construction of the Sh700 million Kisumu market. Other contractors were involved.
The flashy businessman had deep connections and was often photographed in the company of the high and mighty, among them DP Ruto.