H.E. Governor Susan Kihika, EGH, was elected the Governor of Nakuru County during the Kenyan General Elections on 9th August 2022. She assumed office on 25th August after taking the oath of office.
Before becoming Governor, Susan Kihika served as the second Nakuru County Senator. She held the post from August 2017 to August 2022 when the term of the 3rd Kenyan Senate ended. As a Senator, Susan Kihika served as the Majority Whip for two years and was a member of the Senate Labour Committee until the end of her term.
As Senator, she carried out her oversight and representation role, always on the frontline lobbying for the rights of those she represented.
Between 2018 and 2022, Susan Kihika served as the International Parliamentarians Union (IPU) League of Women Parliamentarians president. This is a world body that brings all women parliamentarians on board.
Ahead of the 2022 General Elections, Susan Kihika was a founder member of the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and was instrumental in its grassroots mobilization and growth.
From 2013 to 2017, she served as the first Nakuru County Assembly Speaker in the pioneer County Assembly after devolution took off. As Speaker, she oversaw the formulation of the County Laws and by-laws which set Nakuru County on the path to devolution.
During her tenure as the Speaker, she was also the Vice Chair of the County Assemblies Forum (CAF), an organization that brings together all 47 County Assemblies.
H.E Governor Susan Kihika attended the University of Northern Texas in Denton, USA, where she graduated with a Political Science and Government degree. She also holds a jurist Doctorate Law Degree from Southern Methodist University.