Susan Wakarura Kihika, is a Kenyan lawyer and politician, who is the current elected Senator for Nakuru County. She was elected to that position in 2017. Prior to that, she served as the speaker of Nakuru County Assembly. Susan Kihika is also the President of the IPU Bureau of Women Parliamentarians. She was born in Nakuru County circa 1974. Her father is a Moi-era politician, the late Kihika Kimani (1930–2004). Susan attended Busara Forest View Academy in Nyahururu and Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls’ High School in Nyeri. She then moved to the United States circa 1992, for at the University of North Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 2006, she graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the Law School of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas. Subsequently, she was admitted to the Texas Bar, after passing the requisite examinations.After graduating from law school she worked in the public service. Later she left public service to establish The Kihika Law Firm in Dallas, Texas. In 2012, after 20 consecutive years in the United States, Susan left and returned to her native Kenya Political career In 2013, she contested the Bahati Constituency parliamentary seat, but lost. She then went on to beat a field of seven opponents, to emerge as the first Assembly Speaker of Nakuru County. Family Susan Kihika is the mother of two daughters, Tiffany and Ashley.