VIDEO: Joyce Laboso’s husband Edwin Abonyo touching tribute to his wife: Edwin Abonyo, husband to the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso, on Thursday gave a moving tribute to his wife describing her as an exceptional woman.
Speaking during a memorial service that was held at the All Saints Cathedral, Abonyo recalled the precious moments he had with Laboso and applauded her strength even when she was unwell.
He revealed that Laboso was first diagnosed with cancer in 1991 when they were starting out life and it was a big blow to them.
“The news was devastating and I went to tell my mother that Joyce was dying,” he said.
Abonyo and his mum knelt in prayer and later Laboso sought treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.
A combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy made Laboso develop a number of complications but she remained steadfast in her duties.
According to Abonyo, his wife never liked drama and this was one of the reasons why she never wanted her children to worry too much about her health.
Even in difficult moments when she was in pain, Laboso would dress up well and discharge her duties as the governor of Bomet.
Her selfless nature was also admirable and her husband revealed that she never judged people based on race, tribe or nationality.
Abonyo singled out President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto for their unwavering support when Laboso was unwell.
He revealed that the Head of State often called him to ask about Laboso’s health and Ruto was always available to encourage them when things were not going so well.
Abonyo was thankful to God for giving him the chance to do life with Laboso and expressed his gratitude to the people of Bomet for choosing her as their governor.
By Vincent Kejitan