Although her name was missing from the cabinet changes made by the president on Wednesday, it was included among eight other CASs who took oath at State House earlier today She is now the CAS FOR GENDER.
The moment Hon. Beatrice Elachi resigned from City hall, she already had an assurance that something bigger was coming! She’s a fighter and lions don’t give up on small prey unless there’s a bigger catch. Congratulations! Waliokudharau watakusalimia kwa heshima
Beatrice was brought up in an unstable cross-cultural family when her parents separated. Her dad a Luhya raised her.
The former nominated Senator was born of a Luhya father and a Kikuyu mother.
Being featured on the weekly News Makers segment, the politician fluently spoke in the two languages starting with Luhya.
“Well it is a gift, let me start with Kiluya. We say thank you, you have come and seen the work we do with kids, we want you when you go back to tell other people at Citizen to love kids and to support them (Huvoli asanti, withili hano ololi huhola ikasi ya vana khwenya nuthia ovolere vandu va Citizen vahenze vana vene avo, vavakhonyekho),” she said in Luhya’s Isusha sub-tribe.
“We are thankful you have come eaten our samosas and mandazis, whenever you want vegetables please come here Lilian,” she said in Kikuyu.
Elachi was elected the Nairobi County Assembly Speaker in 2017 before being impeached by Members of the County Assembly in September last year.
she had to drop out of Nazarene University to handle issues at home. In 2005 she joined the Banana Team ahead of the Constitutional referendum and instantly developed interest in politics. She later became the outreach manager for the Kibaki Tena campaigns in 2007. In 2013, she joined Alliance Party of Kenya (APK) and was nominated to the Senate as she was heads higher than any other member. Elachi is not just political but also philanthropic and presently supports seven children orphaned by ethnic clashes in Tana Rive