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Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso dies in Nairobi aged 58

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Joyce Laboso’s Death: Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has died after a long battle with illness.

Earlier on it was reported that a statement from her office on Monday stated that the doctors had recommended that she be accorded enough rest so as to aid her recovery.

“The governor is recuperating and is under observation by her doctors who have recommended [for] her enough rest and limited visitation for speedy recovery,” County Communications Director Ezra Kirui said in the statement.

Dr Laboso was flown back to Kenya from India where she had been transferred to from a hospital in London where she sought treatment.

She was brought back to the country on July 14 following advice by her doctors.

Joyce Laboso's Death

Ms. Laboso died at a Nairobi Hospital on Monday. She was aged 58 years. She was the second Governor of Bomet after trouncing former area Governor Isaac Rutto during the 2017 General Elections.

Ms. Laboso’ death comes in the wake of the death of Kibra MP Ken Okoth who succumbed to colorectal cancer on Friday last week.  It has also been speculated that Ms. Laboso was also ailing from cancer, although no definite answer has been provided from the family yet. In the same month of July, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore died after a long battle with cancer of the blood.

More on Joyce Laboso’s death to follow…

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