Lailkase[1] or Leelkase[2] or Lelkase[3] (Somali: Laylkase[4], Arabic: ليلكسة‎) (Hussein bin Abdirahman bin Is'mail bin Ibrahim al Jaberti) is a subclan of the Somali Darod clan.[3]


The term "Lailkase" is a Somali nickname, which translates as "farsighted, mindful, smart, very intelligent". [5] Members of the Lailkase clan primarily inhabit the north-central Mudug region of Somalia.[6] Others can also be found in the HamarWeyne district of Benadir, Bari,[7] Nugal, Gedo, and Lower Juba regions.

Clan tree

In the south central part of Somalia the World Bank shows the following clan tree:[8]

  • Darod (Darood)
    • Kablalah
      • Koobe
      • Kumade
    • Isse
    • Sade
    • Ortoble
    • Leelkase (Lelkase)

In Puntland the World Bank shows the following:[9]

  • Darod
      • Harti
    • Awrtable
    • Lelkase

Prominent figures