Thursday, April 25, 2013

Profile: Raychelle Omamo

Amb Raychelle Omamo is a Senior Counsel and has been an Advocate of the High Court for 27 years.

She was the first female chairperson of the Law Society of Kenya and first female Kenyan ambassador to France, Portugal, The Holy See and the Republic of Serbia as well as the Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO.

Ms Omamo has made substantial contribution to the advancement of the rule of law in Kenya and the development of legislation and policy.

She was a member of the Task Force on the Establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Kenya.

She also served as a member of the Task Force on the Review of Landlord and Tenant Legislation.

As a former Assisting Counsel to the Ndungu Commission, Amb Omamo was later declared Jurist of the Year 2002.

She studied Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK and has been nominated as Defence Cabinet Secretary.

(Source PPS)