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Vocal MP Defies Odds To Be Re-elected After Leaving Uhuru For Ruto

Many people feared that she would lose her political position when she broke away from President Uhuru Kenyatta's axis and began throwing her support behind Deputy President William Ruto. Lydia Haika, however, has put her detractors to shame after securing a resounding victory against the candidate of the Jubilee Party.

Haika ran for the office of Taita Taveta Women Representative on the UDA party ticket during what was essentially a two-horse contest against her predecessor Joyce Lay. The campaign was for the role of President-elect.

Haika was doomed to lose to Lay in an area where the Azimio la Umoja party wave continues to be the most popular political group. But when the final tally was tallied and revealed, it showed that she had accomplished a spectacular win by defeating the incumbent MP by a significant margin.

Her well-known victory makes her one of the few people to have weathered the political tsunami that was caused by the Azimio la Umoja alliance and which swept through the Coastal area, killing a great number of people in its wake.

Little was known about this fiery lawmaker when she took her maiden step into politics in 2017, when she competed for a spot on the Jubilee Party ticket. This was her first time being involved in politics. But as soon as she entered Parliament, she quickly became one of the most outspoken female legislators, proving without a reasonable doubt that she was not a political pushover.

She supported President Uhuru Kenyatta at the time, which led to their alliance. However, because of her decision to replace the Head of State with Dr. Ruto, she is now politically vulnerable. As a result, many people are wondering whether or not she will be able to withstand the Azimio la Umoja wave that was sweeping the country in the days leading up to the general election on August 9. However, at this point, not only has she ensured herself a second term, but she has also established her influence in the political arena of Taita Taveta County.

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