Feb, 19th 2021 – 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 today, at State House, Nairobi. The ceremony was conducted by Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the newly appointed CASs, to prioritise, the completion of ongoing National Government projects in their respective dockets.
He said, “We have a big task ahead of us, a task of completing programs and projects that we have already embarked on. I look forward to your contribution in fast-tracking them.”
The newly sworn-in CASs are Eric Simiyu Wafukho in the National Treasury, Jackson Musyoka Kalla in the Labour and Social Protection Ministry, Lawrence Angolo Omuhaka in the Agriculture, Ministry and Professor Japheth Ntiba Micheni, State Law Office and Department of Justice.
Elachi resigned from her position in August 2020 saying that there had been life-threatening incidences. In a statement, Elachi read out her letter that was addressed to the president.
She read, “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 thanked the president noting that Nairobi will strive under the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS)