Kenyans are mourning after Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso was pronounced dead on 29 July 2019 at the age of 58.
Her death announcement comes hours after the Governor was taken into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Nairobi hospital to continue with medication.
While in London, Opposition leader Raila Odinga and Kenya’s High Commissioner to the U.K Manoah Esipisu paid a visit to the hospitalized Governor.
The news has shocked many Kenyans on social media who were praying for her recovery.
Netizens took to social media to give their condolences to Laboso’s family.
Never been this shocked
Joyce Laboso????????????????..how,why what!!
My condolences to our neighbors,Bomet County#RipLaboso
One day CANCER will also DIE— Kerry ???????? (@kerubo_hillary) July 29, 2019
Bomet governor Hon Joyce Laboso has just died of cancer????????what a sad moment to Bomets residents and Kenya fraternity as a whole #ripjoycelaboso we didn’t expect this why so early go well mheshimiwa pic.twitter.com/18u7hgcrFQ— AnyaokuIsaiah (@AnyaokuI) July 29, 2019
After a tough battle with Cancer, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso passes on at Nairobi hospital aged 58. My prayers to the Bomet county people aswell as friends. it will be well ???????? pic.twitter.com/vK4WoTt0cr— CYMOH ™???????? ? (@ProfCymOhAFC) July 29, 2019
What a sad monday! Joyce Laboso rests after a fierce and brave battle with cancer. I relished commenting on your victory during the election coverage. You were such a force to reckon with! And you still be remembered for that! Rest with the Angels. @K24Tv @Eddahs_Hope pic.twitter.com/46FfbsiPD6— Anjlee Gadhvi (@AnjleeGadhvi) July 29, 2019
What a sad ???? week, we have barely buried ken okoth now Joyce laboso is gone
This is shuddering,breaking , piercing,traumatising,so painful
One of the few strong women leaders is gone, fare thee well mama #riplaboso @KTNKenya @citizentvkenya pic.twitter.com/5GqcWHw2tl— James Wambua™????????© (@wambuajames_) July 29, 2019
It is so sad to learn the untimely demise of the most humble Governor Dr. Joyce Laboso. We have lost an ambitious icon and great leader. You will forever remain an inspiration to many. Shine on your way #RIPLaboso— KASITI????????™ (@iamkasiti) July 29, 2019
Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has passed on. She has been battling cancer! What a sad week! Ken Okoth and now Laboso! It’s just barely a decade since we buried sister Lorna Laboso! A very good personality who loved everybody. Rest in power Mama #RIPLaboso pic.twitter.com/rTrLl6B7sZ— Abuga Makori EGH, MBE (@o_abuga) July 29, 2019