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End Of An Era For Long Serving Ex-MP After Suffering Third Straight Election Defeat?

Former Nominated MP Amina Abdalla ( Photo Courtesy).

Though she has never won an election in the over 20 years she has been in politics, but former Nominated MP Amina Abdalla is surprisingly one of the longest serving legislators in the history of Kenya.

Nominated to Parliament in 2002 by KANU, Amina would go on to spend the next 15 years in the National Assembly as a Nominated MP, thanks to her political connections.

In 2013, she made her first attempt into elective politics when she vied for the Mvita MP seat but lost to ODM's Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir. But President Uhuru Kenyatta would come to her rescue when she was nominated to Parliament for a third straight term.

Five years later, in 2017, she ran for the Mombasa Women Representative seat but lost to ODM's Asha Mohammed Hussein. But this time round, she was not nominated to Parliament. However, she landed a powerful position in government as commissioner with the Parliamentary Service Commission.

In 2022, keen to make a return to Parliament, she once again joined race for Mombasa Women Representative position. She lost to ODM's Zamzam Mohammed.

After three unsuccessful attempts to win an election, could this be the end of the former legislator's checkered political career? Or will she make one more final attempt in 2027?

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