Beatrice Elachi was born in Kakamega in a family with four children. She attended St. Teresa’s Primary School for her elementary education. She then transferred to Moi Girls Vokoli High School, in Vihiga County, for her secondary education.
She is also a Kenyan politician who has been a Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, since 6 September 2017. She replaced Alex Ole Magelo, who did not contest his seat. Immediately prior to her election, she was the Majority Whip in the Kenya Senate.
Education Background Information
She attended St. Teresa’s Primary School for her elementary education. She then transferred to Moi Girls Vokoli High School, in Vihiga County, for her secondary education.
She was then admitted to Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace and Security Studies.
She went on to obtain a Master of Arts degree in the same subject, also from Africa Nazarene University.
Beatrice Elachi is married and is a proud mother of four children.
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Beatrice Elachi Political Career
In 2013, Beatrice Elachi was nominated to the Senate as a member of the Alliance Party of Kenya. She rose to the rank of Majority Chief Whip in the Upper Chamber, the first woman to serve in that capacity, in the history of Kenya’s parliament.
In 2017, Beatrice won the Jubilee Alliance primary elections in the Dagoretti North Constituency, in April. In the August 2017 general election, she lost to Paul Simba Arati, the incumbent.
On 6 September 2017, having been dully nominated, she was elected speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, and was the incumbent, as of January 2018.
On 6 September 2018, after being accused of
- Conflict of interest,
- Undermining the Authority of the County Assembly Board,
- Abuse of office, gross misconduct and failure to show leadership,
She was impeached as the speaker of Nairobi County Assembly.
Beatrice Elachi Jobs and Occupation Information
Prior to 2003, Beatrice worked as a Programs Officer for the United Nations Program for Women (UN Women), in collaboration with the National Council of Women of Kenya and the Collaborative Centre for Gender and Development.
She worked as a trainer of women parliamentarians, in collaboration with the United Nations Program for Women, between 2003 and 2010. From 2010 until 2013, she served as the Secretary General of the Alliance Party of Kenya.
Elachi was born in the year 1973 in Kakamega. Her current residence is in Nairobi, Kenya.