Former Dallas-Based Attorney Susan Kihika in Trouble as Tribunal Cancels Candidacy

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2022

Jubilee Party’s candidate for the Nakuru senatorial position, Ms Susan Kihika, has suffered a major setback after the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal nullified her candidature.

The tribunal led by chaired by Kyalo Mbobu said that Ms Kihika is ineligible because she still holds the Office of Speaker of the Nakuru County Assembly.

“A declaration is hereby issued that Ms Wakarura’s candidature for the Nakuru County senatorial seat on Jubilee party ticket is unconstitutional,” the Tribunal ruled.

It also said that the Jubilee Party violated the law by presenting Ms Kihika’s name as its candidate yet she had not resigned as required by law.

The petition had been filed by Ms Margaret Wanjiru Kiiru, who is eying the same position as an independent candidate.

Susan practiced law in Dallas, Texas for several years before moving back to Kenya to contest in the 2013 general elections. After unsuccessfully contesting a parliamentary seat in the 2013 elections, she then ran for and was elected the County Assembly Speaker on a TNA ticket.

She is a daughter of the late long-time Nakuru politician Kihika Kimani.

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