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