Her Excellency Mrs. Rachel Ruto

First Lady of the Republic of Kenya

Office of the First Lady

Her Excellency Mrs. Rachel Ruto is the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya.

She is a thought leader on the Environment and Climate Action, Financial inclusion and Women Empowerment.

She is the Founder and Patron of Mama Doing Good and a champion of Faith Diplomacy, Mental Health and Wellness.

In 2009, Her Excellency, founded Joyful Women Organization, an initiative to financially empower rural women.

Mrs Ruto has received various awards notably, the State Commendation Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH).

In 2014, she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship for Women Empowerment by Binary University of Malaysia.

Her Excellency was appointed by the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum as one of the high-level Champions of the AU Decade on Women Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion in 2021.

Prior to her public service roles, the First Lady was an entrepreneur in the travel, hospitality and agricultural industries.

She was born on November 20th, 1969 and attended Likuyani Primary School and later joined Butere Girls Secondary School in Kakamega County, Western Kenya.

The First Lady obtained her Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University and Masters of Arts in Development Studies from the Catholic University of East Africa.

Her Excellency is passionate about mentoring young people, empowering women and is an avid cyclist.