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How Susan Kihika won the 2017 campaigns

Lennie Croozy
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Nakuru County Senator Susan Kihika during one of her campaign trails in 2017. [Source /Twitter /Susan Kihika]

Nakuru county 2017 senatorial politics was no walk in the park.

In the county, the race for the Jubilee ticket in the senatorial post remains one of the most talked about.The race had veteran politicians and millionaires spoiling for a duel. Among them was Susan Kihika, who was the then immediate Speaker for Nakuru County Assembly.Kihika was fighting it out with former Subukia MP Koigi Wamwere, lawyer Karanja Kabage among other candidates during the Jubilee party primaries.Winning the Jubilee ticket guaranteed the seat in the 2017 elections.The self-proclaimed Nakuru iron lady put up a well-oiled campaign which saw her whitewash her competitors. She garnered a total of 270, 581 against her close competitor Karanja Kabage who got 49, 141 votes.The outspoken politician is the daughter of the late Kihika Kimani.The father was a veteran Kanu-era politician. Interestingly, some residents argued that the senator's beauty won the hearts of Nakuru residents.As 2022 knocks, Kihika will be an interesting politician to watch.

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