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Governor Joyce Labosos's hubby addressing media

Kenyans are mourning the death of yet another prominent politician.

Bomet governor Joyce Laboso succumbed to colon cancer yesterday at the Nairobi hospital barely a week Kibra MP Ken Okoth died.

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 She was married to Edwin, a former manager with Finlays. The couple was blessed with three children.
The late Laboso kept her family away from the public eye.


Governor Laboso

In 2008, she had to drop her husband’s name and revert back to Laboso because her marital status to a man from another community provided ammunition for her detractors to degrade her in her political journey

Laboso was first elected as an MP to represent Sotik Constituency in a by-election held on September 25, 2008.

She succeeded her sister, Lorna Laboso, who died in a plane crash.

In 2017 Laboso was the first-ever female to be voted as the Bomet County governor. and she died while still serving her constituents.

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Below are photos of Laboso’s widower and kids, go through

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Edwin Abonyo (L) with DP Ruto and friends at Lee Funeral
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Governor Joyce Labosos’s hubby addressing media

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Governor Labosos's shubby and son

Joyce Laboso
Chief Justice David Maraga shakes the hand of Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso when he visited her at a London hospital on June 5, 2019, accompanied by his wife Yucabeth Nyaboke (R). On his left is Dr Laboso’s husband Edwin Abonyo while at the back is their son Brian Abony
Governor Laboso's children
Bomet governor’s children
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Governor Joyce Laboso’s husband Edwin Abonyo (left), Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony (third right) and other guests when they visited her at a London hospital.

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Bryan Abonyo
The governor’s first born son

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Kenyans continue to mourn Laboso, the woman who made it in the male-dominated field.

Eulogizing the governor, DP William Ruto shared a touching post, which read

Joyce Laboso exemplified the strength of a woman: gentle yet firm, intense, hardworking, resilient and pragmatic. She was an iconic leader, who focused and delivered on her constituents’ interests. As MP and, then, Bomet Governor, Laboso carved a path of women’s advancement and was at the forefront of championing peace and harmonious relationships among all communities. During her stint as Deputy Speaker, she moderated parliamentary debate with impartiality and shrewdness. We have lost a steadfast, forthright and discerning leader. Condolences to family, friends and people of Bomet County. Rest In Peace.