Mohamed Sheikh Hassan

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Mohamed Sheikh Hassan
محمد الشيخ حسن
Chief of the Somali Police Force
In office
30 April 2015 – 5 April 2017
Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
Preceded by Osman Omar Wehliye
Succeeded by Abdihakim Dahir Said
Minister of Defence of Somalia
In office
17 January 2014 – 27 January 2015
Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed
Preceded by Abdihakim Mohamoud Haji-Faqi
Succeeded by Abdulkadir Sheikh Dini
Personal details
Political party Independent

Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud (Somali: Maxamed Sheekh Xasan, Arabic: محمد الشيخ حسن‎) is a Somali politician. He is the former Chief of the Somali Police Force.


Hassan hails from the Rahanweyn clan.[1]

From January 2014 to January 2015, he served as the Minister of Defence of Somalia, having been named to the position by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.[2] Hassan was succeeded at the office by Abdulkadir Sheikh Dini, who was appointed by new Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.[3]

On 20 April 2015, Hassan was appointed the new Chief of the Somali Police Force by Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke. He succeeded Osman Omar Wehliye at the position, who had served as interim Police Commissioner after the death of Mohamed Sheikh Ismail.[4]


  1. ^ "New cabinet, same old power game". The Indian Ocean Newsletter. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ "SOMALIA PM Said "Cabinet will work tirelessly for the people of Somalia"". Midnimo. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Nominated Ministers and Their Clans". Goobjoog. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Somalia government appoints new Police Commissioner". SomaliCurrent. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
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