|Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs|
14 January 2020 – 27 October 2022
|Preceded by||Monica Juma|
|Succeeded by||Alfred Mutua|
|Cabinet Secretary for Defence|
15 May 2013 – 14 January 2020
|Preceded by||Mohamed Yusuf Haji|
|Succeeded by||Monica Juma|
|Born||citation needed]July 6, 1962 [|
Bondo, Siaya County
|Alma mater||University of Kent, Canterbury, UK|
Raychelle Awour Omamo (born July 1962) is a Kenyan lawyer and politician and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. From 2020 to 2022, she was the Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister.
Omamo studied law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She is a Senior Counsel and an Advocate of the High Court for 27 years. She was the first female chairperson of the Law Society of Kenya from 2001 to 2003 after serving as a council member from 1996 to 2000 and Kenyan first female ambassador to France, Portugal, The Holy See and Serbia as well as the Permanent Delegate of the Kenya to UNESCO. She was a member of the Task Force on the Establishment of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission for Kenya.
She served as the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Previously, she served as the Cabinet Secretary for Defence for 7 years in the Uhuru Kenyatta administration, the first female in the country to hold the post. She is currently the Vice-President of the East African Law Society, Kenya’s ambassador and Director Mo-Consulty Ltd.
She is a daughter to the late cabinet minister Hon. William Odongo Omamo.