It is with a heavy heart and great sense of loss that I have learnt of the death of Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Laboso, Governor Bomet County that occurred at Nairobi hospital following a long battle with cancer.
 
As a County, we mourn the passing on of a charismatic, focused and level-headed leader who has left an indelible imprint in the history of the County of Bomet and Kenya as a whole.

The late Dr. Laboso was an astute and inspiring leader whose commitment to devolution will truly be remembered.
 
As leaders from the Lake Region Economic Bloc where the late was the vice chairperson, we will always be grateful for the critical role she played when she successfully hosted the inaugural Lake Region Economic Trade Investment and Blue Economy conference held between 23rd and 26th October 2018.
 
On behalf of the people of Homa bay County and on my own behalf, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives, friends, colleagues and the people of Bomet County. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
WITH LOVING MEMORIES, MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE,
 
SIGNED
CYPRIAN OTIENO AWITI
GOVERNOR, HOMA BAY COUNTY