Raychelle Omamo
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Raychelle Omamo

Raychelle Omamo
Minister, Foreign Affairs

Raychelle Awuor Omamo is the current Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. Before her appointment, she served as Cabinet Secretary of Defence and Chairperson of the Defence Council between April 2013 and January 2020. In 2015, she also served as the Acting Cabinet Secretary of Labour and Social Protection.


Ambassador Omamo is a lawyer by profession having received her training at the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom and the Kenya School of Law. She is a Senior Counsel and as a practitioner was elected Chairperson of the Law Society of Kenya and the Vice President of the East Africa Law Society. She was also the recipient of the ICJ (K) Jurist of Year award in 2002.


Omamo has served on several Kenya Government taskforces and commissions related to the advancement of the rule of law such as the Task Force on Landlord and Tenant Law; the Task Force on the Establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and as Counsel to the Ndung’u Commission.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.


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