Ex-Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi lands CAS role
Former Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has been appointed as Chief Administrative Secretary in the Public Service and Gender Affairs Ministry.
She is among nine CASs who were sworn in on Friday at State House, Nairobi.
During the ceremony, President Uhuru Kenyatta told the newly appointed CASs to prioritise the completion of ongoing National Government projects in their respective dockets.
The Head of State further advised the new CASs to embrace teamwork in advancing Government agenda.
“We have a big task ahead of us, a task of completing programmes and projects that we have already embarked on. I look forward to your contribution in fasttracking them,” President Kenyatta said.
The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua.
The newly sworn-in CASs were Eric Simiyu Wafukho (National Treasury), Jackson Musyoka Kalla (Labour and Social Protection), Lawrence Angolo Omuhaka (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Co-operatives) and Prof. Japheth Ntiba Micheni (State Law Office and Department of Justice).
Others were former University of Nairobi student leader David Osiany (Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development), Dr. Sara Ruto (Education), Zachary Ayieko (Energy), Alex Mburi Mwiru (Lands and Physical Planning) and Beatrice Elachi (Public Service and Gender Affairs).
Elachi resigned from the Nairobi County Assembly Speaker position in August 2020 saying there had been life-threatening incidences.
In a televised statement, Elachi read out her resignation letter which was addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I humbly tender my resignation to President Uhuru Kenya. For the last few days there have been life threatening incidences. I appoint my deputy speaker, John Kamangu as acting speaker,” she said.
She thanked the President and noted that Nairobi was going to thrive under the stewardship of the newly-constituted Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS).
Kamangu and Elachi had been facing opposition in the County Assembly and even been accused of among other things: corruption, illegal appointments, victimisation of MCAs and assembly staff, and militarization of the assembly.
Additional report from PSCU