Sir Pato Kakaraya, KBE, is a Papua New Guinea politician and Cabinet Minister. Kakaraya was the second person considered for the elections for Governor-General of Papua New Guinea in 2004. Despite Sir Paulias Matane's win, Kakaraya disputed the vote.
Kakaraya only had a grade 6 education, but he later attended the Lutheran Mission as a youth leader (1958-1966) and later as translator (1966-1967).
He was advisor at Waso Limited from 1967-1971, then joined the Wabag Native Trading Company from 1971-1972.
He was elected as a member of the National Parliament for the Wapenamanda Open Seat from 1972-1987.
Kakaraya held ministerial posts including:
- Minister for Environment and Conservation 1978-1980
- Minister for Youth, Recreation and Women Affairs 1977-1978