Raychelle Omamo, whose full name is Raychelle Awour Omamo, is a Kenyan lawyer and politician. Raychelle serves as the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs. She, previously, served as the Cabinet Secretary for Defence for over seven years in the president Uhuru Kenyatta administration. Raychelle is the first female in the country to hold that post.
Amb Raychelle Awuor is the current Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. Raychelle served as Cabinet Secretary of Defence and Chairperson of the Defence Council from April, 2013 to January, 2020, prior to her appointment. Raychelle also served as the Acting Cabinet Secretary of Labour and Social Protection. In her capacity as a diplomat, Ambassador Raychelle was privileged to represent Kenya as her Ambassador to France with accreditation to Spain, Portugal, the Holy See and Serbia. She was also Permanent Representative to UNESCO during the period between 2003 and 2009.
Amb. Raychelle was born in July 1962.
Amb. Raychelle attended the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, to pursue the law and also went to the Kenya School of Law.
Omamo was the father of Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and her brother, Mr Jacob Ojoo Omamo, is embroiled in the tussle with two sons of the late politician’s cousin.
The disputed land measuring 8.4 hectares in Utonga, Siaya County where documents were seen by the Nation show the dispute began in 1999 when her father was the Member of Parliament for Muhoroni Constituency. The land was first registered as North Sakwa/Maranda on August 1st, 1978, according to land records obtained by the Nation. It was registered under Mr. Henry Achok Ochido, who died on November 4, 1999, a cousin of the former minister. Mr Achok was issued with the certificate of the land on June 10, 1983.
Amb. Raychelle has served on a number of Kenya Government taskforces and commissions which related to the advancement of the rule of law include the Task Force on Landlord and Tenant Law. The Task Force on the Establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and also as Counsel to the Ndung’u Commission.
Raychelle is a Senior Counsel and an Advocate of the High Court for over 27 years. From 2001 to 2003, Amb. Raychelle was the first female chairperson of the Law Society of Kenya after serving as a council member from 1996 to 2000. She is the first Kenyan female ambassador to France, Portugal, The Holy See and Serbia and the Permanent Delegate of the Kenya to UNESCO. Raychelle was a member of the Task Force on the Establishment of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission for Kenya.
Raychelle’s estimated net worth is not revealed but will be updated as soon as it’s available.