Governor Susan Kihika’s one year in office

Governor Susan Kihika, one year in Office

With one year in Office, Nakuru County has witnessed a profound transformation under the visionary leadership of Governor Susan Kihika since she took over as Governor. Her unwavering commitment to service delivery and the betterment of her constituents has earned her well-deserved recognition as one of the top ten Governors.

Governor Kihika embarked on her journey with a resolute promise during her inauguration – to propel Nakuru County to new heights. Her unwavering dedication to this pledge has translated into tangible improvements in the lives of Nakuru’s residents, touching upon various critical aspects of development.

Access to Clean Drinking Water and Agricultural Advancements

One of the most pressing challenges faced by the county was the issue of access to clean drinking water. Governor Kihika confronted this challenge head-on, ensuring that thousands of residents now have access to this fundamental necessity. Additionally, her unwavering support for agriculture has revolutionized the lives of local farmers. The distribution of avocado and pyrethrum seedlings to thousands of farmers not only improved their livelihoods but also contributed to the county’s agricultural sustainability.

Infrastructure Development and Healthcare Prioritization

Governor Kihika’s tenure has been characterized by a hallmark of infrastructure development. Through the Imarisha Barabara program, she has overseen the enhancement and passability of hundreds of kilometers of rural roads. This achievement has not only facilitated better connectivity within the county but also opened up opportunities for trade and economic growth.

The welfare of the residents’ health has also been a priority. Continuous provisions of medicine and equipment to health facilities, coupled with investments in hospital infrastructure, have elevated the quality of healthcare services available to the people of Nakuru.

Environmental Sustainability and Educational Empowerment

Governor Kihika’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evident in her relentless efforts to keep Nakuru cleaner and greener. Her advocacy for beautification and conservation initiatives has revitalized the county’s landscape, creating a more pleasant and eco-friendly environment for all its inhabitants.

But Governor Kihika’s vision extends far beyond the physical realm of bricks and mortar. She recognizes the paramount importance of education and support for the underprivileged. Her administration has introduced school bursary programs to ensure that needy students gain access to quality education. Furthermore, she has made subsidized fertilizer readily available to farmers, fortifying the agricultural sector, which plays a pivotal role in Nakuru’s economy.

A cleaner and greener Nakuru under Susan Kihika
A cleaner and greener Nakuru under Susan Kihika

Section 2: Infrastructure and Healthcare Excellence

As we delve deeper into Governor Susan Kihika’s impactful leadership in Nakuru County, it becomes evident that her commitment to progress knows no bounds. Her dedication is reflected in key projects and initiatives that have reshaped the county’s landscape and improved the quality of life for its residents.

Afraha Stadium Transformation and Healthcare Advancements

One such project that has captured the attention of Nakuru residents is the transformation of Afraha Stadium. This iconic sports facility, which had been languishing at 37% completion, has seen remarkable progress under Governor Kihika’s leadership. It now stands at an impressive 90% completion rate and the Governor is pitching the have the stadium host a game or two during the AFCON 2027 games. This turnaround not only reflects her commitment to sports development but also showcases her determination to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the county’s residents and athletes.

Governor Susan Kihika inspecting Afraha Stadium, one year in office
Governor Susan Kihika inspecting Afraha Stadium, one year in office
Afraha Stadium hopes to host AFCON 2027
Afraha Stadium hopes to host AFCON 2027

Healthcare, a fundamental pillar of any thriving community, has been a focal point of Governor Kihika’s vision. She has embarked on the construction of the Subukia Sub-county Hospital, a much-needed healthcare facility that will significantly improve access to medical services for the people of Nakuru. This project reflects her unwavering commitment to addressing the healthcare needs of the county and ensuring that residents have access to quality medical care close to their homes.

Reviving the Olenguruone Hospital Project

In yet another commendable move, Governor Kihika has ordered the resumption of the stalled Olenguruone hospital project. This decision not only demonstrates her determination to see through crucial healthcare projects but also underscores her dedication to serving the needs of all Nakuru residents, regardless of their location within the county.

Inclusive Leadership and Forward-Looking Governance

Governor Kihika’s approach to leadership is marked by pragmatism and inclusivity, recognizing that the well-being of the county is a collective effort that transcends political boundaries. By continuing and completing projects initiated by the previous regime, she sends a powerful message of unity and a commitment to the greater good of Nakuru County.

Her leadership style embodies a forward-looking mindset, where the focus is on the progress and welfare of the county’s residents rather than political affiliations. Her dedication to bringing projects to completion, such as Afraha Stadium, the Subukia Sub-county Hospital, and Olenguruone Hospital, is a testament to her commitment to improving the lives of the people of Nakuru.

Section 3: Empowering Youth, Environmental Stewardship, and Accountability

Governor Susan Kihika’s transformative leadership in Nakuru County extends beyond infrastructure and healthcare. Her commitment to empowering youth, environmental stewardship, and ensuring government accountability has further solidified her legacy as a dedicated and forward-thinking leader.

Empowering Nakuru’s Youth

To empower the youth of Nakuru, the governor recently launched a recording studio where Nakuru’s aspiring musicians can record their music. Furthermore, a production hub has been established, teaching Nakuru’s youth practical skills, starting with the textile industry where they are producing clothes. Governor Kihika envisions that in the future, uniforms for Nakuru County government staff will be manufactured locally, providing economic opportunities for the community.

A Cleaner and Greener Nakuru

Governor Kihika continues her efforts to maintain Nakuru City’s reputation as Kenya’s cleanest urban center. Her commitment to environmental sustainability is unwavering, and her initiatives have led to a greener and more pleasant living environment for the county’s residents.

Enhancing Government Accountability

Recently, the governor took a significant step toward enhancing government accountability. She had all members of her executive sign performance contracts to ensure that every department delivers on its mandate. This proactive approach ensures that the government remains accountable to the people it serves.

In conclusion, Governor Susan Kihika’s tenure in Nakuru County has been marked by dedication, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to the people she serves. Her remarkable efforts have significantly improved the lives of residents, making her a beacon of transformative leadership in Kenya’s political landscape. Nakuru County’s journey to progress and prosperity under her guidance is nothing short of inspiring, demonstrating what visionary and accountable leadership can achieve for a community and its future.

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