The new interior Principal Secretary Dr. Raymond Ojwang Omollo (born December 27, 1979), is a statistician by training with an elaborate 16-year career in both the private and public sectors.
Dr. Omollo began his career in 2005 as a researcher and data manager at the University of Nairobi and later went on to join the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), an international not-for-profit organization involved in bio-research in Baringo, Turkana and West Pokot, as the head data centre and head statistician.
He has also had collaborations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in addressing some of the development challenges affecting the most vulnerable communities in Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Ghana and Benin.
He has been part of coming up with interventions to improve the welfare of people affected.
Dr. Omollo has also consulted for the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), Hoffman La Roche and I-TECH.
Between 2015 and 2018, Dr. Omollo served as a Non-Executive Board Member at Consolidated Bank of Kenya where he chaired the committee on risk and credit as well as the committee of finance.
Dr. Omollo most recently served as the Managing Director of the Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) headquartered in Kisumu County spearheads the socio-economic development of 18 counties in the Lake Victoria basin region.
Dr. Omollo holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Statistics from Maseno University and is also an alumnus of the University of Nairobi where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and a Masters of Science in Applied Statistics.
In addition, Dr. Omollo is a Biostatistics and Epidemiology scholarship awardee from the University of Washington based in Seattle, USA.
He was nominated as the Principal Secretary, of the State Department of Interior and National Administration by President Hon. William Ruto and on December 2, 2022, he took and subscribed to an Oath and solemn affirmation of Office in full discharge and execution of the legal duties arising from Article 74 of the Constitution and the provisions of the Official Secrets Act.
Dr. Omollo is the youngest ever to be appointed as Principal Secretary at the State Department for Interior and National Administration.