Beatrice Elachi Biography

Beatrice Elachi is a politician from Kenya who has served as the Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly from the 6th of September 2017 to the 11th of August 2020, when she resigned from the position.  She took over as Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly after her predecessor, Alex Ole Magelo, decided not to run for reelection. She served as the Majority Whip in the Kenya Senate right up until the same moment that she was elected.

 

Background and education 

She was the third of four children in a family that originated in Kakamega. Her elementary education was completed at St. Teresa’s Primary School in the city of St. Teresa. After that, she continued her secondary school at Moi Girls Vokoli High School, which is located in the county of Vihiga. After that, she was accepted to study at Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, which is both the capital and the most populous city in Kenya. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace and Security Studies and graduated from college. She went on to get a Master of Arts degree in the same field at Africa Nazarene University, where she had previously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

 

Career before politics 

Beatrice served as a Programs Officer for the United Nations Program for Women (UN Women) prior to the year 2003. She did her job in conjunction with the National Council of Women of Kenya and the Collaborative Centre for Gender and Development. Between the years of 2003 and 2010, she collaborated with the United Nations Program for Women to carry out her role as a trainer of female legislators. She held the position of Secretary General of the Alliance Party of Kenya from the year 2010 to the year 2013.

 

 

Political career 

Beatrice Elachi was a candidate for a seat in the Senate on the ticket of The National Alliance in the year 2013. (TNA). She became the first woman in the history of Kenya’s parliament to hold the position of Majority Chief Whip in the Upper Chamber, where she progressed through the ranks to become Chief Whip of the Majority.

 

In April of 2017, Beatrice prevailed over her opponents in the primary elections held by the Jubilee Alliance in the Dagoretti North Constituency. She was unsuccessful in challenging the incumbent, Paul Simba Arati, in the general election held in August of 2017.

 

 

She was elected speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly on September 6, 2017, after having been properly nominated for the position. As of January 2018, she remained in her position as the incumbent.

 

 

She was impeached as the speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly on September 6, 2018, after being accused of (a) conflict of interest, (b) undermining the Authority of the County Assembly Board, and (c) abuse of office, gross misconduct, and failure to show leadership. The allegations against her were as follows: (a) undermining the Authority of the County Assembly Board; (b) undermining the Authority of the County Assembly Board, and (c) failing

 

 

In a televised address on 11 August 2020, Beatrice Elachi resigned from her position as Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, citing the fact that she had received death threats.

Family 

Beatrice Elachi is a married mother of four children