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Meet Ambassador Jean Kamau, Interim Chief of Mission at the Kenya Embassy in Washington, DC

Ambassador Jean Njeri Kamau is the interim Chief of Mission and Chargé daffaires at the Kenyan embassy in Washington, DC until a new ambassador is appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and approved by Parliament.

The new move follows the departure earlier this week of Ambassador Elkanah Odembo, who was among the ambassadors and high commissioners recalled by President Uhuru Kenyatta last month.

(READ: Elkanah Odembos Tenure as Kenyas Ambassador to the U.S. Ends)

Ambassador Kamau arrived at the embassy in February of this year as the Deputy Chief of Mission. Prior to her appointment as the embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Ambassador Kamau was an institutional development consultant for UNDP’s Amkeni programme. She is also a former Executive Director of Federation of women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya (1992-2000) and the National Public Complaints Standing Committee (“The Ombudsman”).  She has also worked for several international agencies including UK-based Womankind International and Action Aid International.

She holds two masters degrees; a Masters in Law from Aberdeen University in Scotland and a Masters in Democratic Studies from Leeds University in the UK.

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