Beatrice Nyagawas born in 1957 and is the first bornin a family of nine children. After completing her secondaryeducation at Kangeta Girls’ School, Hon. Nyaga joined college for a secretarial course after which she was temporarily hired at the East African Standard newspapers.
Upon completion of a secretarial studies course, Hon. Nyaga was hired at the East African Standard where shortly after, she got a job at the GovernmentPress, rising through the ranks to hold the Deputy Government Printer Position, the first woman to hold this position. She was trained in printing administration in the United Kingdom between 1989 and 1991and went for an advanced course in security printing technology in the United States two years later. She also pursued several management courses at the Kenya School of Government (Kenya Institute of Administration). Hon. Nyaga was later decorated by former President MwaiKibaki with the Head of State Commendation (HSC) medal in 2005
While pursuing her childhood dream career of being as secretary, Hon. Nyaga, the careercivil servant, worked at the Government Press section under the Office of the President for thirty years, after which she retired to join politics.She is the current TharakaNithi County Women Representative and is a member of both the Public Investments and the Defenceand Foreign Relations Committees. She has initiated more than twenty-five women groups to practice table banking where they pool resources and lend each other at affordable interest rates, and by so doing are economically empowered and intends to increase the number upon re-election. She has also had successful empowerment youth programs.
Although TharakaNithi county as more than 10 rivers running across it yet it has one of the largest water problems. Collaborating with other leaders, Beatrice hopes to improve access to water for her constituents.
Youth in the county lack opportunities due to insufficient post-secondary school education. As a result, many contractors import labor due to the lack of semi-skilled workers. Hon. Nyaga intends to revive at least twopolytechnics in every constituency through which youth can be trained on vocational skill