Beatrice K Elachi beats three to take the Speaker's seat in Nairobi County
Nairobi Governor 6th September,2017 Mike Mbuvi Sonko today attended the swearing in of all the 127 elected and nominated Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) during its first sitting and witnessed the election of the County Speaker Beatrice K. Elachi.
Hon Mbuvi was accompanied by his Deputy Polycarp Igathe and Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja.
Governor Mike Sonko looks on as members of the county Assembly cast their votes for the speaker
Hon.Beatrice Elachi of Jubilee summed it in round one garnering 90 votes, beating her closed rival Abdi Ali Abdi who got 27 votes. The former Nairobi County Government Chief of Staff George Wainaina Njogu was a distant third with four votes and a former member of the Nairobi County Assembly Karen Wanjiku got one vote.
Hon Beatrice Elachi takes oath of office after she was elected speaker of the Nairobi county Assembly
Speaker Elachi who vied for the Dagoretti North Parliamentary seat 8th August, 2017 and lost to Hon. Simba Arati of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) was the preferred candidate of the Jubilee coalition, which has majority members in the house.
The Nairobi County Assembly Clerk Mr. Jacob Ngwele presided over the election.