Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has clinched the Nakuru governor's seat.

Kihika was declared the winner after garnering 440,707 votes in the Tuesday poll and beating the incumbent governor Lee Kinyanjui who received 225,623 votes.

Kihika vied on a UDA ticket while Kinyanjui went for the seat on a Jubilee Party ticket.

With her election to the seat, Kihika becomes the first woman to be elected as Nakuru County Governor and the third governor of the county after Kinuthia Mbugua and Kinyanjui.