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Susan Kihika: Nakuru Queen of Posh

Nakuru County Asembly Speaker Susan Kihika. Photo: Courtesy

Susan Kihika might be a not so familiar name in Kenyan Political Scene, but she is with no doubt a Force to reckon with in the Nakuru County politics. She has Taken control of the County, ruling with an iron fist. She has created too many Controversies, And then Comes her posh life. That’s what Teron Futures is all about, so let’s see.

The Controversy

Some residents of Nakuru and members of the civil society want the anti-graft agency to investigate her. They say has been using a helicopter to do early campaigns ahead of the 2017 elections.

They said Ms Kihika has been dishing out huge amounts of money during public functions as she campaigns to be the next Nakuru senator.
This comes a few days after Ms Kihika used a helicopter to fly to events presided over by Deputy President William Ruto during his tour of the region.
“She might have spent at least Sh5 million in a span of two days, while we still demand a lot from her as the speaker.
“She recently led MCAs in [the] formulation and approval of an outrageous budget which contained sinister allocations and allowances,” said Mr Kimani.
COUNTY BUDGET
According to the lobbyists, the Speaker led a section of the MCAs to come up with the budget containing provisions including Sh269 million for the county assembly’s facelift, including the construction of a sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and a gym.
There was also a provision for Sh15 million for the County Assembly Service Board, which has four members.
The move was criticised by some of the MCAs led by Kamara Ward Representative Ngware Ng’ang’a, who termed it extravagant.
The MCAs also questioned a further allocation of Sh133 million to an unspecified vote head appearing as ‘others’ in the budget.

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