Another sad News: Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso dies in Nairobi
Another sad News: Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso dies in Nairobi: Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has died at the Nairobi Hospital aged 58.
Laboso had sought treatment in the United Kingdom and India since May 29 before returning home on July 14.
Her body has been moved to the Lee Funeral Home.
Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda and former Roads minister Franklin Bett at the Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi, on July 29, 2019. PHOTO | MARY WAMBUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Politicians, family, friends and government officials are visiting the funeral home to view her body.
A former university lecturer, Dr Laboso trounced governor Isaac Ruto to become one of three women elected governors in 2017, four and a half years after devolution was introduced. The others were Kirinyaga’s Anne Waiguru and Kitui’s Charity Ngilu.
ODM leader Raila Odinga (third left) at the Lee Funeral Home on July 29, 2019. PHOTO | MARY WAMBUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
President Uhuru Kenyatta sent his condolences, saying she was in icon of women leadership.
“I have received the sad news of the passing away of Bomet Governor Dr Joyce Laboso with utter disbelief. Dr Laboso was an icon of women leadership in our country. May God grant the family, residents of Bomet and all Kenyans the fortitude to bear the big loss,” he said.
Energ Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter (centre) arrives at the Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi where Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso is lying. PHOTO | MARY WAMBUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP