She made history by becoming the first female Member of Parliament in the entire North Eastern region. But today, Ijara MP Sophia Abdi is out after being trounced in the August 9 general election.
In a tight race, the veteran legislator was trounced by Abdi Ali Abdi, of the National Agenda Party of Kenya. Left with no option, Sophia Abdi has already conceded defeat.
Nominated to Parliament by ODM in 2007, Sophia quickly cemented her reputation as one of the most influential female politicians in the country.
In 2013, she officially joined elective politics and won the Ijara MP seat following the exit of long serving legislator Yusuf Haji, who won the Garissa County Senator position.
During the 2017 general election, she was easily re-elected for a second straight term in Parliament and a third overall. But in 2022, she ran out of luck after being outsmarted and outfoxed by Abdi Ali.
Now officially out, the veteran politician facing a career defining moment as she ponders on her next political move. Will she completely quit politics? Can she reinvent herself in readiness for the 2027 general election?
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