Businesswoman Tabitha Karanja has announced plans to succeed Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika in the 2022 General Election.
Addressing the press in Naivasha on Tuesday, October 19, Karanja said her decision to officially enter politics was reached after months of consultations.
“For months we have been involved in consultations with close friends and I feel it’s time I gave this seat a shot,” Tabitha Karanja said.
The Keroche Breweries boss further said that her decision to seek legislation roles was motivated by the challenges she has been facing as an investor adding that given the opportunity, she would introduce laws that would caution other investors from unfair business practices.
She further said that she would be at the forefront to introduce laws that would not only increase business opportunities but also create employment chances for millions of jobless youths.
“I have been at the center of the unfair business practices and given a chance I would introduce laws that would protect investors and increase business opportunities,” she said.
The race to succeed vocal Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika is gathering steam with at least seven aspirants declaring interest in the seat barely 10 months to the 2022 General Election.
In what is promising to be an epic duel, the seat has attracted seasoned politicians and professionals who have already started conducting campaigns ahead of the 2022 polls.
Senator Kihika, a close supporter of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto, has declared her ambitions to unseat Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui who is considered to be Raila Odinga’s running mate from the Mt Kenya region.
Former Nakuru Level Five Hospital medical superintendent Joseph Mburu, footballer-turned-politician Mike Weche, youthful politician Davis Ruto and 2013, 2017 senatorial aspirant Andrew Yatich have announced their intentions to succeed Senator Susan Kihika.
Others in the race include nominated MP Gideon Keter, and Molo MP Kuria Kimani.