Beatrice Elachi Biography, Education, Husband, Career & Networth

Beatrice Elachi (born in 1973) is a prominent Kenyan politician. She has held notable positions and served as Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly.

During her days as Speaker, Beatrice replaced the late Alex Ole Magelo. She left after three years of service after being in the office from September 2017 to August 2020. She has also served as the Majority Whip in Kenya State.

Beatrice Elachi Husband

Beatrice Elachi is a wife and proud mother. She and her husband have four children.

Early Life

Beatrice Elachi was born in 1973 in Kakamega, a town in western Kenya. Her parents had four children. She grew up and had her studies in Kenya.


Beatrice had her elementary education at St. Teresa’s Primary School. She later studied at Moi Girls Vokoli High School in Vihiga County.

Elachi enrolled at the Africa Nazarene University, a private Christian-founded tertiary institution.

The renowned politician holds a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Security Studies. She obtained a Master of Arts degree from Africa Nazarene University.

Beatrice Elachi Career

Beatrice Elachi was a Programs Officer for the United Nations Program for Women collaborating with the National Council of Women of Kenya and the Collaborative Centre for Gender and Development.

The politician was a trainer of women parliamentarians in collaboration with the UN Program for Women (2003-2010). She was the Secretary General of the Alliance Party of Kenya (2010-2013).

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Beatrice Elachi got a nomination to the Senate as a member of The National Alliance in 2013. Eventually, she became the Majority Chief Whip in the Upper Chamber. She is the first woman to sit in the position.

After the Jubilee Alliance primaries, in April 2017, in the Dagoretti North Constituency, she emerged as the winner. Elachi lost to Paul Simba in the August 2017 general elections.

After being a nominee, she became the elected speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly on September 6, 2017. She left office on September 6, 2018, after several accusations. Beatrice was reinstated through a court order in October 2019.

After reinstatement, she removed Mr. Jacob Ngw’ele from office as the assembly’s clerk. Jacob forcefully left the Public Service Board.

According to Standard Media, the MCAs tried to impeach the speaker following these allegations:

  • office abuse
  • militarizing the assembly
  • law disregard
  • victimizing assembly members and staff
  • impunity
  • corruption
  • poor leadership
  • unlawful appointment for the assembly’s clerk

In August 2020, she resigned as Nairobi County Speaker in a televised address. Among her reasons were death threats that have made her work untenable at City Hall.

Beatrice Elachi, who vied on an ODM ticket, won the Dagoretti North Parliamentary seat in August 2022.

Beatrice Elachi Contact

Former Speaker Beatrice is on Twitter and Facebook. She posts about her political highlights, campaigns, and victories.

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