The death of Bomet governor Joyce Laboso shocked many but what many do know know is the role her late sister played for her to be a politician.
Joyce who was at one time a member of parliament for Sotik, a position she got after her sister Lorna Laboso passed away in a plane crash.
Lorna Chepkemoi Laboso was a Kenyan politician of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
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Lorna Laboso was briefly a Member of Parliament and Assistant Minister in 2008.
She was killed along with Minister of Roads Kipkalya Kones in a plane crash on June 10, 2008.
The plane carrying Laboso and Kones, a Cessna light aircraft, had taken off from Wilson Airport in Nairobi.
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They had been flying to Kericho in the Rift Valley to help with the organization of logistics for ODM candidate Benjam in Langat in the by-election that was scheduled to be held in Ainamoi Constituency on June 11.
In addition to Kones and Laboso, the pilot and a security guard were killed.
Following the death of Laboso, a by-election was held in the Sotik Constituency on September 25, 2008. The seat was won by Laboso’s sister, Joyce Cherono Laboso for the ODM.