H.E. Mrs. Rael Ruto,
Chairperson of Joyful Women’s Organization-Kenya
Her Excellency, Mrs. Rael Ruto is the spouse of the current Deputy President of Kenya His Excellency Hon. William Ruto. She is the Founder and Patron of Joyful Women Organization that works to advance economic empowerment of women in Kenya, especially the rural poor through table banking, capacity building and mentor-ship of women groups in pursuit of Kenya’s Vision 2030 among other supportive poverty eradication strategies. Women’s economic empowerment, child welfare issues (including fight against sexual abuse, female genital mutilation and child neglect) and scholarships and internships are among developmental issues that she is deeply concerned about.
Her Excellency is result-oriented; a woman of integrity and an excellent team player with a high sense of responsibility and good organizational, co-ordination and time management skills. Rael and her office values partnerships and are looking forward to building strong links with both local and international development agencies across sectors over time for better livelihood of all Kenyan citizens. For many years, she has been the Managing Director of Venture Africa Safaris & Travel Ltd where she has gained a wealth of business skills now being diffused to other Kenyan women through Joyful Women Organization.
Her Excellency has a Bachelor of Education Degree in English and Literature from Kenyatta University and a Diploma in Business Management from Kenya Institute of Management. She was awarded with the International Honorary Fellowship Award On Women Empowerment at the Binary University in Malaysia and a distinguished alumni award from Kenyatta University for her continued empowerment of women.
Rael is currently undertaking a Masters Course in Development Studies. During her free time, she loves gardening, cooking, and participates in book reading clubs. She has traveled widely and enjoys spending time with her family.
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