Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika on Saturday wedded her longtime boyfriend Sam Mburu after dating for seven years.
The two tied the knot in a beautiful traditional wedding ceremony held at Kihika parents’ ranch in Marmanet in Nyahururu, Laikipia County.
The bride was dressed in a gold-embroidered gown while the groom was in an African-themed white ensemble.
The Clarrisa Cortes gold raced designer dress worn by Kihika is estimated to be worth Sh1.2, according to a report by Daily Nation.
Given that both Kihika (46) and Mburu (36) are known to be multi-millionaires, the lavish gown is affordable to them.
Mburu, a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, reportedly runs several businesses among them a clearing and forwarding company in Mombasa that also has a branch in China. He is said to have bankrolled Kihika’s campaign for her Nakuru senatorial bid in 2017.
On the other hand, Kihika hails from a wealthy family. She is the daughter of the late veteran politician Dickson Kihika Kimani—who was among the richest politicians during the Kanu era.
The two met during President Kenyatta’s campaign trail ahead of the March 4th, 2013 general election, months after Kihika returned to the country from the US, where she lived for 20 years.
Their wedding was attended by Senator Kihika’s political friends including DP Ruto, MPs Kimani Ngunjri (Bahati) Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), and Rahab Mukami (Nyeru Woman Representative).
Others were MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Caleb Kositany (Soy), David Gikaria (Nakuru East), and DP Ruto’s personal assistant Faruk Kibet.
Kihika is a mother of two, Tiffany, 22, and Ashley, 20. Mburu was previously married to Beatrice Wanjiku, a union that yielded two children.