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).

download - Photos of Lorna Laboso, the only sister to Joyce Laboso
Lorna Laboso

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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.

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