Mohamed Sheikh Hassan

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Mohamed Sheikh
محمد الشيخ حسن
Ameer of the USTIS MSA
Assumed office
30 April 2013
Preceded by AB Benji
Succeeded by Armaan Urja
In office
17 January 2013 – 27 January 2015
Preceded by Ma'roof Sayed
Succeeded by AB Bodiat
Personal details
Political party Yusra Khalifa
Religion Islam

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