Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has announced that she will contest the Nakuru Gubernatorial seat in the 2022 election.

Speaking on Thursday during an interview with a local media outlet, Kihika noted that Nakuru residents have been pushing her to contest the seat, and she has finally hearkened to their call.

She further noted that the country has only two female governors, adding that she is interested in joining the league.

“I am definitely going for it. In the whole country, we had three female governors. But, after the demise of (Dr) Joyce Laboso, we now have two. In 2022, I want to join the league of women governors in Kenya. My people have been telling me to do so and I am listening to them. There is a very big chance that, yes, I will throw my hat in the ring.

“We need more women governors and I think I am as good as the next one and I am able to compete favourably with the men of Nakuru County,”she said.

Kihika De-whipped in Senate

The vocal senator is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto and a harsh critic of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.

She was recently de-whipped from her position as Majority whip in the Senate over her close relationship with the DP.