Governor Joyce Laboso’s husband Edwin Abonyo has spoken out following her demise.

Laboso succumbed to colon cancer today afternoon at the Nairobi hospital.

She had been ailing for quite a long time and had come back to the country a few days ago from London, where she was receiving treatment.

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Joyce Laboso

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While addressing the press, Abonyo eulogized his wife as a brave fighter.

I want us to be strong for her. She has suffered for a long time but we’ve kept it under wraps, She didn’ want it (the sickness) to deter her duty and all the things that she was doing. She was very strong and we can only reciprocate by also being stronger for her this time and moment,’ he said.

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He also asked Kenyans to give the family space to mourn in peace.

Thank you very much and please give family time to mourn her. I know all of us are sad but sometimes its good to give people space.

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Below are messages of condolences from Kenyan leaders to Laboso’s family

Charity Ngilu Go well my sister Governor Joyce Laboso

Governor Joho I express my profound sadness at the passing on of H.E Governor Joyce Laboso of Bomet County. I extend my deepest condolences to her family & friends. We have not only lost a champion of devolution but most importantly a wonderful human being. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Raila Odinga Dr Joyce Laboso’s death is a big blow to the country and the people of Bomet. We stand in solidarity with the family. The entire nation is in mourning’

Ibrahim This is very sad Rest in eternal peace. One day cancer will also die

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