Nakuru: Susan Kihika gubernatorial bid suffers a major blow after Lee Kinyanjui latest endorsement
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika bid for the county’s gubernatorial seat has been jolted after two of her sisters endorsed her main rival Governor Lee Kinyanjui.
The senator’s two sibling have said Ms Kihika is unfit to hold any public office, warning residents of Nakuru to vote for her at their own peril.
“Our sister does not deserve to be elected as governor. It will be a big mistake for the people of Nakuru to elect her. They should give Lee (Kinyanjui) a chance to complete his work,” said Peris Njoki, who is the senator’s stepsister.
Another of the senator’s stepsister, Caroline Wanjiku, claimed their sister had frustrated them as a family.
“As a family we don’t support her candidature. If she has frustrated this much how much is capable of doing to the electorate if she gets elected? She is too proud and doesn’t have the interest of the people at heart,” Ms Wanjiku said.
The family has been embroiled in the property tussle for more than a decade following the death of the family patriarch and the former Nakuru North Member of Parliament, Dickson Kihika Kimani.
In 2019, the case was forwarded to court pitting the politician’s 41 children, most of whom want a share of their father’s wealth.
Njoki was sentenced to jail after claims emerged that she had assaulted her sister Carolyne Wanjiku in 2015.
The High Court in Nakuru quashed her conviction on the basis that the trial magistrate had erred in convicting Njoki without watertight evidence.
The Judge explained that the prosecution’s evidence pointed to a fight rather than an assault, which she had been convicted of.
Ms Kihika is running on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket while the incumbent Kinyanjui is seeking reelection under the Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition umbrella.
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