They say the gift of God is life, and this was the case for the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso.
The governor who passed away on Monday shared some of the best moments with her family and staff, a move that made those who worked for her very fond of her.
“Our governor was battling the illness but she never for a single day express any weakness or pain until the last few months when she had to be admitted.” A staffer who sought anonymity said.
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Case in point is her 58th birthday when her staffers held a surprise party for her in the office.
Laboso had been out of the office inspecting projects and later met with her sons who drive with her to the office where everything was set.
According to her husband Edwin Abonyo, Laboso did not show any weakling even in her most painful moments and she was focused on delivering for the people of Bomet.
The late governor who was also the first ever woman MP in Bomet County lost her life on Monday, July 29, at Nairobi Hospital.
Laboso returned to the country two weeks ago after travelling abroad seeking treatment in India an the UK.
She got into politics after the passing of her sister Lorna Laboso who died in a plane crash on June 10 in Narok while heading to Kericho for a function.
She would then head to parliament and was elected as the first the Deputy National Assembly Speaker in 2013.
In 2017, Laboso made history alongside two other women when she was elected as the first woman Governor for Bomet. The other two are Anne Waiguru in Kirinyaga and Charity Ngilu from Kitui.