Khalif Mumin Tohow

Khalif Mumin Tohow (died April 12, 2020) was a Somali politician. Tohow served as the state Justice Minister for Hirshabelle State, an autonomous region within Somalia, until his death in April 2020.[1] He was also a member of the Legislative Assembly of Hirshabelle State.[2]

In November 2019, Tohow, a Somali who also held a British passport, [1] traveled to the United Kingdom before returning to Somalia. On March 2020, he was felling sick in Jowhar, the capital of Hirshabelle State, he was sent to Mogadishu for treatment on April 7, he was later tested positive for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on April 9, 2020.[1] Khalif Mumin Tohow died from COVID-19 at Martini Hospital in Mogadishu on April 12, 2020, just 3 days after testing positive for the virus due to lack of care at Martini Hospital.[2] Tohow was Somalia's second recorded fatality from COVID-19.[1][2]

Following Tohow's death, Somali authorities quarantined and self-isolated Hirshabelle State President Mohammed Abdi Waare and Southwest State President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed Laftagareen at their homes since they had recently been in close contact with Tohow.[3] [3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Somali state minister dies from coronavirus". Al Jazeera English. 2020-04-12. Archived from the original on 2020-04-20. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  2. ^ a b c Khalif, Abdulkadir (2020-04-12). "Somalia minister succumbs to coronavirus". Daily Nation. Archived from the original on 2020-04-20. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  3. ^ a b "Regional presidents, Speaker Quaratined over Coronavirus Fears". Garowe Online. 2020-04-14. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2020-04-23.