Mohamed Maalim Mohamud

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Hon. (Amb) Mohamed Maalim Mohamud' (Somali: Maxamed Macalin Maxamud, Arabic: محمد معلم محمود), also commonly referred to as Mumad, was born July 4, 1953, in Mandera. He is a civil engineer, former diplomat and Kenyan politician within the current Kenyan National Assembly. He is the current Member of Parliament elect for Mandera West Constituency.[1] From 2008 - 2011, he was the Assistant Minister (Electricity and Renewable Energy) in the Ministry of Energy.[2] He belongs to the United Republican Party.

Mohamud is a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya,[3] a registered engineer with the Engineers’ Registration Board of Kenya, and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from the University of Nairobi. He has been awarded the Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) by the President of Kenya.

Before being elected to the National Assembly, Mohamud worked as an engineer[1] in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (then called the Ministry of Water Development) between 1979 and 1989 in various capacities, rising to the level of Deputy Director of Water Development. From 1989 to 1996, he was the Chief Engineer (Development) within the National Water Conservation and Pipe Line Cooperation.

Mohamud was Ambassador of Kenya to Egypt with accreditation to Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Eritrea from 1996 until 2003.[4] Besides bilateral duties, Mohamud played an active role in the Sudan and Somalia peace processes, both of which were supported by the Government of Kenya.

From 2003 until his election, Mohamud was Permanent Secretary within the Ministries of Regional Development, Home Affairs and Public Works.

He is married with five children.


  1. ^ a b Profile on Kenyan Parliament website.
  2. ^ Kenya Ministry of Energy as well as the MP for Mandera West.
  3. ^ [1].
  4. ^ List of Kenyan Ambassadors to Egypt. Embassy of Kenya, Cairo.