Amina Mohamed Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Career, Education and Net Worth

Amina Chawahir Mohamed Jibril is the current Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage, and Culture. In addition, she is also a Kenyan attorney and a diplomat. She assumed the office as the new cabinet secretary for sports in March 2019 taking over from Rashid Echesa. Prior to her appointment as the cabinet secretary for sport, she had served a full term as Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs from May 2013 to February 2018 under the Jubilee government headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta. After that, she was transferred to the Ministry of Education which is now headed by George Magoha.

Furthermore, she has also served as chairwoman for several organizations including the International Organization for Migration, and the World Trade Organization’s General Council. In addition, Amina has also served as an Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

From 2000 to 2006, she served as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative for the Kenya diplomatic mission in Geneva. Prior to her being appointed as the chairwoman of the International Organization for Migration, she served as an acting President of the Conference on Disarmamet in 2002.

Amina Mohamed Age and Place of Birth

She was born on 5th October 1961 and she is 60 years old as of 2021. She was born and raised in Amalemba Kakamega to a Somali family.

Amina Mohamed Education

Mohamed attended school at Township Primary in Kakamega. After that, she joined Butere Girls and later Highland Academy. After graduating, she was lucky to receive a scholarship and moved to Ukraine and attended the University of Kiev.  At the University of Kiev she studied international law and graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Laws. Amina then went ahead and moved to the United Kingdom where she studied International Relations attaining a postgraduate diploma at Oxford University.

Amina Mohamed Family and Husband

Mohamed’s family belongs to the Dhulbahante Hartu Darod clans. She has eight siblings where she is the eighth born in a family of nine children.  She was married to the late Khalid Ahmed, Khalid died on 29th July 2021 after a brief illness and he was buried at the family’s house in Lukenya. Khalid was a well-known businessman and contributed a lot to Amina’s successful journey. The two tied the knot in 2002 and they were blessed with two children, their daughter Firyal Nur Al Hossain Nur is a fashion designer who owns a clothing line. The two also fostered four children who are orphans.

Amina Mohamed Wealth and Net Worth

Mohamed has not yet disclosed her actual net worth. However, her net worth is from her hard-earned money. Her net worth is estimated to be over Ksh 60 million.

Career Journey

Legal Career

After graduating from law school she was hired as a legal officer in the Ministry of Local Government in 1985 at the age of 24 years. After that, she moved to Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she worked as a Legal advisor between 1986 and 1990. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he managed to negotiate and draft several bilateral and international treaties. Some of these bilaterals included the Bilateral Air Service Agreements with the United Arab Emirates( UAE) Oman, Iran, and the United Kingdom.

In 1990 she started serving as a Legal Advisor to Kenya’s mission at the UN head office in Geneva, Switzerland, a position she held until 1993. After that, she took a leave in order to further her education in the United Kingdom. In 1997, Amina started working as a Legal Advisor to the Kenyan delegation at the UN Security Council.