Borama, Somaliland, October 10, 2009 (SL Times) Ė
Sultan Muhumed Nur Geelle (Sultan Guray) passed away in Borama on
Wednesday after a long illness. Sultan Muhumed Nur Geelle was a member
of Somalilandís Upper House, and was also the overall Sultan of the
Jibril Yonis subclan to which President Dahir Rayale Kahin belongs.
In his long life, Sultan Guray has experienced most of Somalilandís
modern history, from the colonial era and independence to the trauma of
the union and finally the restoration of Somalilandís sovereignty. He
has also held a variety of positions and worked all over Somaliland,
including Odweyne, Hargeysa, Borama, and Gabiley. He has also played a
major role in bringing about the reconciliation of Somalilandís
communities. He was thought to be over 110 years old when he passed
The Somaliland Times sends its deepest condolences to the family of the
deceased and to all Somalilanders.