The Minister of Interior HE Mohamed Kahin Ahmed has returned from the United Arab Emirates where he has spent the last several months for medical treatment. Minister Kahin who is one of President Bihi’s closes allies has fallen ill in January where he was hospitalized in Gargar private hospital and subsequently flown to the UAE. Minister Kahin’s exact medical condition was not officially disclosed.


Minister Kahin was received at Egal International Airport by a cadre of ministers as well as the heads of various armed services including Somaliland Police Commander Brigadier General Mohammed Adan Saqadhi.

Minister Kahin who briefly addressed the media stated that he is in full health and thanked the public in general for their prayers while he was away on medical leave. In Somaliland, there is no particular law or requirement to publicly disclose officials’ health conditions and if they are able to continue serving in high-stress positions.

In addition to Minister Kahin’s long absence, there are other critical positions in the Somaliland government that have been vacant for a while including the post of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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