|Service/||Kenya Defence Forces|
|Years of service||1955 to 1998|
|Commands held||Chief of General Staff|
Mohamed was born to an ethnic Somali family from the Abudwak clan of the Ogaden Darod. His younger brother Hussein Maalim Mohamed was Kenya's Minister of State in the office of the presidency, the first Somali to be appointed to the cabinet.
On 1 August 1982, Mohamed commanded Kenyan military and police forces in a successful suppression of a coup d'état attempt against then President of Kenya Daniel arap Moi. The putsch had been staged by a group of low-ranking military officers led by Senior Private Hezekiah Ochuka, who was later found guilty of five overt acts and sentenced to death by hanging.
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