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Popular MP Facing Moment Of Truth After Dumping Uhuru For Ruto

Taita Taveta County Women Representative Lydia Haika Mizighi ( Photo Courtesy)

Against all the odds, little- known Lydia Haika pulled off a remarkable victory in the race for the Taita Taveta County Women Representative position in 2017.

While vying on a Jubilee Party ticket, Haika was an underdog, considering the unpopularity of the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led outfit in the region at the time. But charismatic politician got the job done, leaving ODM leadership in shock.

At the time, Haika was more inclined to President Kenyatta's camp. But shortly after Uhuru's bitter fallout with his deputy William Ruto, she allied herself with the DP's axis.

Going to the August 9 general election, Haika is one of the many legislators across the country who could pay a heavy price over their political association with Dr Ruto.

With the President now teaming up with ODM leader Raila Odinga through their "Azimio la Umoja" political formation, the wave could prove too strong for Haika.

Most likely, she will use United Democratic Alliance as her political vehicle during the August poll. As things stand, her fate in Taita Taveta County politics is sealed. Unless she replicates her shock 2017 win, Haika is facing tough times ahead.

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