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Mashinani

Kihika joins Energy CS Charles Keter for Last Mile launch

Senator Susan Kihika today, 26th October, spent the better part of the day with Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter launching the last mile connectivity project in various parts of the County.

Some of the areas that benefited from the program include Mafuta Taa (Mai Mahiu) and Maraigushu in Naivasha. Other beneficiaries were residents of Piave and Nessuit in Njoro; and Emitik and Soitaver in Kuresoi South.

Kuresoi North was also a beneficiary at Mlima  and Kiptenden.

Nothing beats the joy on the faces of our parents when they switch on the light for the very first time. They will no longer have to use paraffin which is more expensive and a health hazard,”said Senator Kihika after the launch.

“The kids can now complete their homework in a well lit room,” she added.

She has also said that the roll-out of the program will be done in all Constituencies in Nakuru County.

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Gallery

Wishing Success to all 2018 candidates

Senator Susan Kihika would like to take this opportunity to wish success to all 2018 KCPE and KCSE candidates.

Wishing success to 2018 candidates
Wishing success to 2018 candidates
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Gallery

Congratulations President Sahle-Work Zewde!!

It is a great achievement for women in Africa as Sahle-Work Zewde takes over as the first female president of Ethiopia.

Yes girls, we can do it. We have the ability. We can achieve more and do great things given a chance.

Congratulations President Sahle-Work Zewde!!!

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Nakuru Town East

Bereaving with friends at their hour of need

It was a sad day for Senator Susan Kihika. Today she attended the burial of 14-year old Blessing Emma Muthoni Kahuho at the Nakuru South cemetery.

“Saying goodbye to a life that has barely lived is one of the most difficult experiences. It’s always hard to comfort a parent who has lost a child at infancy. They had the future ahead of them. The promise of life lay ahead. But we can never question the will of God,” said Senator Kihika after the burial.

The baby was daughter to Mr and Mrs Daniel Kahuho. Mr Kahuho is the Chairman of traders at the Nakuru Wakulima market.

“We appreciate God for the time He deemed fit for her to be here. We celebrate her life,” said the Senator.

“To my friends Mr & Mrs Dan Kahuho, my prayer for you is that God give you strength to face the coming days and may He hold you and your family at this painful moment and give you comfort as you mourn the untimely death of Blessing,” she said condoling the family.

While addressing the mourners majority of whom are small scale traders, the Senator said she would always stand for them and she won’t just stand and watch as they are faced with oppressive rules.

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Rongai

Supporting the church in Rongai Sub-county

Senator Susan Kihika today joined worshippers at two different church functions in Rongai Constituency.

The first function was at  ACK St. Peter’s Olive Church during the Official Opening and Consecration of the Church. Service was presided over by The Rt. Rev. Dr Joseph K. Muchai.

Later in the afternoon, she joined the congregation at AIC Losibil for a fundraiser to build the church. Losibil is in Soin Ward and she was joined by the area MCA Hon. Irene Chebichichi.

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Senate Business

Duties as President of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians

Nakuru County Senator Susan Kihika today moderated a parity debate on “Ensuring that children enjoy their rights and grow up protected from violence” at the ongoing International Parliamentarians Union forum.

The senator led the debate as the President of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians of the IPU.

The organizers of the forum observed that as the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there was a need to focus on the rights of children who are the future generation and living force of all countries on the planet.

One of the aims of the Parity Debates is to foster dialogue between women and men at the IPU and encourage them to debate issues of common interest together.

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Senate Business

Senator Susan Kihika to lead Global Parliamentary Group as President

It’s now official, Senate Majority Whip, Senator Susan Kihika is the new Bureau of Woman Parliamentarians President until the year 2020.

Senator Kihika who has been the First Vice President in the Bureau ascended to the position after her predecessor Hon Ulrika Karlsson of Sweden lost her parliamentary seat following the September 2018 election.

Her first official function as the Bureau President was on Sunday when she officially opened and chaired the 28th Forum of Women Parliamentarians of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Earlier in March this year, the Nakuru County Senator was unanimously elected the First Vice President of the Forum at the last session of the forum. She has been the President as an acting capacity but according to the rules of the Bureaus of Women Parliamentarians the First Vice President automatically takes over should the seat become vacant.

“Should the President die, resign or lose her seat in Parliament, the First Vice President shall serve as President for the remainder of the term,” read rule 4.4 of the Bureau.

Addressing delegates during the 28th Forum of Women Parliamentarians, Senator Kihika said she was honoured and would work hard to promote the ideals of the Bureau.

“I am deeply honoured to preside over the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians and the Session for the Forum of Women Parliamentarians,” said Susan Kihika.

“I look forward to working with each of you to promote gender equality and women empowerment in the IPU and in our member Parliaments,” she added.

The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Hon Gabriela Cuevas Barron who is a Senator in Mexico congratulated Sen Kihika on her Presidency saying she has “full confidence in Susan who is an extraordinary woman who will champion the Forum’s ideals.”

The Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka has also congratulated her as has scores of residents of Nakuru County where she hails from.

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Susan Kihika was yesterday, Saturday, among members of the Kenyan Delegation who participated in proceedings at the Meeting of the African Geopolitical Group at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The outcomes of the meeting will form part of the discussions in the 139th Forum of IPU which takes place between 14th – 18th October 2018.

Other Kenyans in the delegation include Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Senator Samuel Poghisio, Senator Agnes Zani, Hon Emmanuel Wangwe, Hon Kangogo Bowen, Hon Lydia Haika and Hon Joyce Emanikor.

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Senate Business

African Geopolitical Group Meeting, Geneva

Members of the Kenyan Delegation currently participating in proceedings at the Meeting of the African Geopolitical Group at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

The meeting will discuss and formulate the “African Position” on the emergency item to be included in the Agenda of the 139th Assembly; Vacancies to be filled during the 139th Assembly and Election of the Bureau of the African Group meeting.

Members of the Kenyan Delegation include Senator Susan Kihika, Senator Samuel Poghisio, Senator (Dr) Agnes Zani, Hon Emmanuel Wangwe, Hon Kangogo Bowen, Hon Lydia Haika and Hon Joyce Emanikor.