Susan Kihika Biography, Career, Husband, Age, UDA and Net Worth
Susan Kihika, born Susan Wakarura Kihika is a Kenyan lawyer and a politician serving as Nakuru Senator and eyeing for the gubernatorial seat in the upcoming 2022 election. The iron lady is an exact replica of her father Kimani Kihiki, a former prominent politician during Moi’s era.
The senator seems to have mastered her father’s move correctly as she clinched the senatorial position with her first shot. She took the senatorial position in 2017 on a Jubilee ticket.
She went ahead to being appointed as the Jubilee’s party Majority whip. Kihika’s political career has grown rapidly and she has managed to establish her name in the political field in such a short time. Come 2022, she will not seek re-election as a senator, instead, she will be going for a gubernatorial position in Nakuru County.
Susan Kihika Age and Place of Birth
The vocal politician was born in Kenya, Nakuru county in 1974.
Susan Kihika Family
She was born in a political family, her late father Kihika Kimani was an eminent politician back then. Her mother Alice was married as the second wife as his father practiced polygamy.
Kihika was soo close to her father that she earned his trust and when he left, she took the bigger part of his father’s inheritance.
She began her schooling at Busara Forest View Academy in Nyahururu. After that, she joined Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls’ High School in Nyeri. She then proceeded to the United States where she graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas in Texas.
Susan Kihika Husband
She is married to Sam Mburu and they have been blessed with two kids named Ashley Tiffany.
Susan Kihika Net Worth
Kihika is one of the richest politicians in Kenya though she has not yet declared her actual net worth. As Senator, she bags a monthly salary of Ksh 800K without allowances.
Kihiki received her higher education in the United States, taking a career in Law. After completing her education she never jetted back to Kenya but instead, she was hired as an assistant district attorney in Dallas.
After that, she decided to quit her job and started her own Law Firm in Dallas. She managed the law firm until 2012 when she decided to come back to Kenya after two years of being abroad.
In 2013, she decided to follow her late father’s footsteps and joined politics vying for a parliamentary seat in Bahati Constituency but she lost the seat.
Despite losing the seat she was not left out on the streets as she was appointed to serve as the speaker of Nakuru County Assemblies, becoming the first woman to serve in that capacity.
In 2017, she decided to go for a higher position and tried her luck in the Senatorial position for the first time on the Jubilee ticket. She went ahead and won the nominations earning a position in the ballot box.
The people of Nakuru believed in her manifesto and gave her a chance for the first time which she has utilized well and served the people of Nakuru County with respect and dignity.
She was then appointed as the Jubilee majority whip, however, she lost the seat to Irungu Kang’ata due to her association with Deputy President. Kihiki is one of the close confidants of the Deputy President and she has fought with him hand to hand since they left Jubilee in 2021.
As the country approaches the 2022 election, Kihiki has declared her bid to run for a gubernatorial position.