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How Ex-Vocal MP Was Forced To Pay Heavy Price For Defying Ruto To Support Raila

Priscilla Nyokabi, a former Nyeri Women representative ( Photo Courtesy)

At first, Priscilla Nyokabi seemed destined for political stardom after making a grand entrance into the murky world of politics.

She was elected as the Nyeri Women Representative for the TNA party during the 2013 general election at the age of 35. She was routinely rated as one of the best legislators in the nation during her brief time in office.

But in 2017, Nyokabi unexpectedly lost the Jubilee Party nominations, going against the desires and expectations of many. The Mount Kenya region was rocked by her defeat at the hands of obscure Rahab Mukami.

She was nominated to lead the National Council because she was a significant member of then-President Uhuru Kenyatta's inner circle.She resigned, however, and entered the contest for the Nyeri senator position in the run-up to the 2022 general election.

She has been linked with Uhuru and Raila Odinga's Azimio la Umoja political party for the entire time. But in truth, the Mount Kenya region seemed to be heavily biased in favor of William Ruto's group at the time. And Nyokabi would suffer greatly as a result of her political choices.

She competed against Kabando wa Kabando, a former Mukuruweini MP, for a Jubilee Party ticket. They were both defeated by Wahome Wamatinga, a Ruto guy. And with that, Nyokabi suffered her second straight electoral defeat. She can easily make a political comeback in the future with the age factor still working in her favor.

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