Service/branch Kenya Defence Forces
Years of service 1977–2009
Rank Major General
Commands held Chief of General Staff
Major General Mahamoud Mohamed (Somali: Maxamuud Maxamed, Arabic: محمود محمد) was a Somali military commander. A citizen of Kenya, he was the former Chief of General Staff of the Kenyan military.
Mohamed was born to an ethnic Somali family from the Abudwak sub-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 polices 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.
Mohamed would remain the Chief of General Staff of the Kenya Defence Forces for the next ten years