Six Nakuru MPs endorse Senator Kihika for governorship

Elgeyo Marakwet Jane Chebaibai (second left) Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri (third left) Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika (center),Kirinyaga Woman Rep Wangui Ngirici (second right) and Subukia Mp Samuel Gachobe (righ) during Inua Mama Mashinani rally at Nakuru ASK Show on September 13, 2019.The leaders rally said they will campaign for Senator Kihika for Nakuru Gubernatorial race in 2022. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Six Nakuru County MPs have endorsed Senator Susan Kihika for the county’s governorship in the next general election.

The six are Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East), Samuel Gachobe (Subukia), Liza Chelule (Nakuru Woman representative), Jayne Kihara (Naivasha) and Charity Kathambi (Njoro).

In a rally at Nakuru ASK showground on Friday, the MPs said Ms Kihika was the right person for the job.

Ms Kihika appealed for the support of local leaders and youth.

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“We will need the support of everyone in this county. That is why all these MPs have have supported me. I introduce them to you as my friends,” said Kihika.

The senator who has been at loggerheads with her home MP Mr Ngunjiri, surprised everyone when she announced that she and Ngunjiri have buried the hatchet.

Commenting on their now warm relationship, Ngujiri said he is fully behind Kihika.

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Veteran politician

“I have had differences with Kihika but that is all behind us now. As long as I’m in active politics, I will stand with her,” Ngunjiri said.

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Ngunjiri who was a staunch supporter of Governor Lee Kinyanjui in 2017, said Kihika’s father, the veteran politician Kihika Kimani, did much for the people of Nakuru.

Mr Gikaria said Kihika was ready to be the next governor.

“We shall walk with her in 2022 ,” said Gikaria. Ms Kathambi described Kihika as a performer who deserves to be the next governor.

“I shall walk with the senator and support her. She is a true leader,” said Kathambi.

Ms Chelule who rose from a nominated senator in 2013 to an elected woman representative, urged women to remember Kihika for her support of empowerment programmes.

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“Don’t forget that we have an iron lady who should be our next governor. Her office has no development kitty but she has done much to help women,” said Chelule.

In the 2017 elections, Kihika supported Kinuthia Mbugua in the governor’s race. Mr Mbugua lost.

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