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Meet female MP who 'embarrassed' Uhuru in front of cameras

Ramaphosa Kwayera
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Isiolo County Women Representative Rehema Dida Jaldesa. [Photo/Rehema Jaldesa]

On October 26, 2017, when President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Garissa County, the Isiolo Women Rep did the unthinkable, setting the internet aflame.

She flatly refused to shake President Uhuru's hand out of religious conviction to the consternation of many Kenyans.

The incident which blindsided the head of state was viewed by scores of Kenyans as unwarranted embarrassment suffered by the president.

But who is Rehema Dida Jaldesa, the female politician who had the temerity to subject President Uhuru Kenyatta to 'humiliation.'

She once served as the chairperson of the Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) before venturing into politics.

Her husband who died in a plane crash in a Marsabit plane crash was a former Moyale constituency Member of Parliament.

She is the current Isiolo Women Rep, a seat she won on a Jubilee ticket.

Ms Dida considers herself a member of the ruling Jubilee Party

#bizarre

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