A sombre mood engulfed the Langata Cemetery where the burial of slain Somali businessman Bashir Mohamud was laid to rest.

The Monday evening buried was attended by family of the late Bashir.

DCI officials also attended the exercise at Umash funeral home in Nairobi.

The ceremony took place after a postmortem was conducted. The results detailed how Bashir lost his life.

Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor said that the body showed signs of torture, including multiple blunt object hits on the head and burn wounds.

The burn wounds were round suggesting they were inflicted using a car lighter.

There were also torture signs in the legs and toes.

The 36-year-old Somali-American was last seen leaving the posh Lavington restaurant, Mialle 72 Lounge on May 13.

He had been in the company of 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.

Four days later, his body was discovered by by residents floating on River Nyamindi.

Investigation officer Bernard Korir told the Star,

“The body was discovered last Sunday, May 16, in the downstream area of the Nyamindi river. It was found naked and had deep cuts in the face,” he said.


“The residents then reported the matter to the police who helped in retrieving the body and took it to the Kerugoya hospital morgue, where it was booked under 'an unidentified body belonging to a male adult'.”

Family lawyers said they will request the office of the DPP to institute an inquest probe to determine the circumstances of his death.

Here are the photos from the burial.