Bomet County Governor, Joyce Laboso, has passed on at the age of 58 after succumbing to cancer. 

Laboso left the country on May 29 for the United Kingdom (Royal Madden NHS hospital) where she underwent treatment before being transferred for further treatment in India. She underwent medication at Nairobi hospital after arriving back to the country in 17 July.

Yesterday, a statement from her office through the director of communication, Ezra Kirui, said Laboso was recuperating but is still under observation. “The governor’s doctors have recommended she get enough rest for speedy recovery and advise limited visits, she acknowledges the overwhelming goodwill messages and prayers as she responds to treatment.” 

Just a few hours after the assurance that Bomet Governor is recovering, Kenyans were hit by the sad news of the death of the county boss. She has succumbed to cancer at the age of 58. 

“Joyce Laboso‘s death is a blow to our system of devolved government. She was a dedicated public servant and when I recently visited her in hospital in London, I was encouraged that she was on path to full recovery. Rest in Peace”-Raila Odinga.