You were an icon of Women Leadership! Uhuru Pays Glowing Tribute to Joyce Laboso


President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned fallen Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso as an icon of women leadership in the country. Dr Laboso passed away while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Through a statement on Statehouse’s official Twitter handle, Uhuru wished the people of Bomet County strength at this time of mourning.

“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,” read Uhuru’s tribute.

The governor returned to the country two weeks ago after a two-month stay in India and the United Kingdom seeking treatment for an undisclosed condition.

A statement from her office, early Monday morning, through the director of communication, Ezra Kirui, stated that Laboso was recuperating but under observation.

She left the country on May 29 for the United Kingdom (Royal Madden NHS hospital) where she stayed before being transferred for further treatment in India.

ODM Leader Raila Odinga further described her as a dedicated public servant while recalling their last meeting with the deceased during his in London while undergoing treatment.


“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 a path to full recovery. My prayers are with her family and the people of Bomet. Rest in Peace”, Raila wrote.

Netizens took to social media to give their condolences to Laboso’s family with the hashtag #RIPJoyceLaboso.








Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *