UDA unveils candidates for Nakuru’s London, Hellsgate by-elections

United Democratic Alliance Party has unveiled candidates for the London and Hellsgate wards’ forthcoming by-elections. UDA has settled for Jonathan Warothe as flag bearer for the Hellsgate Ward seat that fell vacant following the death of MCA John Njuguna. The party has also handed nomination certificate to  Anthony Wachira Nzuki for the London Ward seat that fell vacant following the death of MCA Sammy Mbugua. This is after the party came to consensus in a meeting attended by party officials led by Johnstone Muthama as well as other leaders associated…

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Frustrated for supporting Ruto? Kihika, Gikaria locked out of Presidential function

Nakuru County Senator Susan Kihika and Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria were today barred from accessing the venue of a public event. The two who are ardent supporters of the Deputy President were turned back at the gate of the venue. Police manning the entrance said they had “orders from above” to bar the two from accessing the venue. “We have orders from above to prevent politicians from coming to meeting,” said a senior police officer at the entrance. He added that the gathering was meant to be apolitical…

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Governor Lee is incompetent, clueless and visionless – Susan Kihika

Outspoken Nakuru County Senator, Susan Kihika, has described Governor Lee Kinyanjui of incompetence and lacking in vision. In a scathing attack on social media, that first time senator and former speaker of the Nakuru County Assembly described the governor in unflattering terms adding that her criticism should not be seen as early campaigns. “When in the course of my oversight duties I stated that Lee’s Administration had returned the money, not just some pocket change but 3.9 billion to the treasury despite the myriad of problems facing our county, he…

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Senator Susan Kihika denies holding dual citizenship

Nakuru county senator Susan Kihika has denied claims that she holds dual citizenship. In a post on her official Facebook Page, the outspoken Senator rubbished the claims calling it a work of busybodies. “Did I read somewhere that am being accused of holding Dual Citizenship?” Posed the Senator. “For the record; I only hold Kenyan Citizenship. But it’s ok to let the busybodies earn their daily bread. These streets are rough,” added the Senator who had been accused of holding both Kenyan and US citizenship. Earlier this week, activist Okiya…

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2022 succession politics dominate speeches at Inua Mama meeting Nakuru edition

The 2022 succession politics and debate around referendum dominated speeches during the Inua Mama Nakuru County edition held on Friday at the Nakuru ASK grounds. The women political leaders drawn from various counties in the country led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika in their speeches making it clear that they will not be intimidated. Addressing at the meeting, Kihika as women leaders they will continue to fight for their democratic space without any intimidation form any quota. Kihika also using the opportunity to hit out at the former Prime Minister…

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Jubilee Vice-chair David Murathe resigns

David Murathe, the Jubilee Party Vice-Chair has resigned from the post. The former Gatanga MP who lost his seat to Peter Kenneth in 2002 resigned from his post earlier on Sunday saying he couldn’t continue sitting on the Party’s National Executive Council with DP Ruto. Lately, the MP who was today described as a “political reject” by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has been in the frontline saying that the Deputy President has already served two terms. He has threatened to go to court to block the DP’s Presidential bid. “Section…

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Senator Susan Kihika to lead Global Parliamentary Group as President

It’s now official, Senate Majority Whip, Senator Susan Kihika is the new Bureau of Woman Parliamentarians President until the year 2020. Senator Kihika who has been the First Vice President in the Bureau ascended to the position after her predecessor Hon Ulrika Karlsson of Sweden lost her parliamentary seat following the September 2018 election. Her first official function as the Bureau President was on Sunday when she officially opened and chaired the 28th Forum of Women Parliamentarians of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG)…

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Senator Kihika demands freezing of corrupt officials’ assets

Nakuru county senator Susan Kihika has called for the prosecution, jailing and freezing of assets for all those found culpable of corruption. “If found culpable, their assets should be frozen and they should be made to pay back all the money stolen. They should then be prosecuted and jailed not only for stealing from the public but for denying them essential services and derailing the government’s development agenda,” Senator Kihika said. Addressing worshippers at St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Nakuru East Ward, the visibly angry senator said enough…

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