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Susan Kihika is not a Kenyan, she’s an American- EACC Told

by Paul Mboga
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Susan Kihika, a senator from Nakuru, has not been a citizen of Kenya, according to a letter sent by a petitioner to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC). In the August elections, Joseph Kimani Njuguna wants to prevent Kihika from running for the governor of Nakuru seat. Njuguna informs the anti-graft watchdog in his letter that the MP gave up her Kenyan citizenship about 20 years ago.

She did this after obtaining citizenship in the US. Njuguna contends Susan Kihika is unable to run for any office because of this.

“Susan Wakarura Kihika is a citizen of the United States of America. She acquired the citizenship by renouncing her Kenyan citizenship in 2003. She is therefore not suitable to vie for any seat,” reads the letter copied to the IEBC.

“Having lost her Kenya citizenship, the said Susan Wakahura Kihika was required under section 10 of the Citizenship and Immigration Act Cap 172 of the laws of Kenya to apply in the prescribed manner in order to regain citizenship of Kenya,” Njuguna added.

“Having lost her Kenya citizenship, the said Susan Wakahura Kihika was required under section 10 of the Citizenship and Immigration Act Cap 172 of the laws of Kenya to apply in the prescribed manner in order to regain citizenship of Kenya,” Njuguna added.

Kihika Broke The Law

The petitioner also observed that Kihika violated the law by holding the positions of Nakuru Assembly Speaker (2013-2017) and senator (2017-present) as an American citizen.

“I contend that she became Speaker, senator and is now seeking to become governor in contravention of the Constitution and other statutory provisions of the law,” he states.

“I, therefore, request that Ms Kihika be barred from contesting the upcoming general election of August 9, 2022 in the position of Governor Nakuru County.”

EACC received the letter on June 21.

Meanwhile, Susan Kihika has dismissed the petition as a desperate attempt by her competitors.

She quoted on her Facebook page, Exodus 14:14: “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”

“When they sense defeat their desperation knows no limits,” she wrote.

Kihika also tweeted: “So, as a Senator I was Kenyan but now that I am going for governorship I am not Kenyan? It’s all right, God is watching you.”

In this year’s elections, Kihika will face off against current Governor Lee Kinyanjui.

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