Mohamed Osman Jawari was born on the 7th of December 1945 in Afgooye, a town in Somalia. He belongs to a family that is of the Rahanwen clan. Originally, Jawari hails from the Southern Bay and Bakool regions, which is now part of the Southwestern State of Somalia.
Besides Somali, Jawrai is a multilingual who is fluent in English, Italian, Norwegian and Arabic. This is due to his exposed lifestyle.