Prof. Eddah Gachukia is a dedicated educationist and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of the Riara Group of Schools and Riara University. She was a Nominated Member of Parliament between 1974 and 1983.

She was the founding Executive Director of the Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE) and Chairperson of African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET).

Prof. Gachukia was also National Advisor to UNESCO on Population Information and Development Communication for Kenya. She has served as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors at the Kenya High School, Uchumi Supermarkets, and the National Council of Women of Kenya. She has also served as a member of the Board at Kenya Airways and the Nation Newspapers Limited.

She was awarded the 2nd Class of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS)