Opposition leader Raila Odinga has revealed that contrary to what people might think, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso was a woman in pain.
Joyce, as she is fondly known, had been battling cancer for years. Raila is among the people who had visited her while she was hospitalized abroad.
I visited her in London and we talked about so many things,after that she was taken to India and then she was brought to Nairobi Hospital.
10 days ago I visited her while here in the ICU.
She could not recognize me and she was in so much pain.
To the entire Laboso family ,Bomet people we stand with you ,.May God rest her soul in perfect peace.
In Conclusion Raila says
I would urge the government to act quickly and put up centres for cancer treatment all over the country.
So that citizens can go anytime and get tested.
Laboso’s husband Edwin revealed that the reason why they kept her condition a secret was because she did not want her ailment to affect her work.
We have to be strong for her,she has suffered for long but we kept it under wraps she did not want it to deter her plans and duties.
We can only reciprocate that by being strong for her in this moment, Give the family to mourn her.
To my family we have to be strong for her.
You have given her such great support against all odds and we are grateful for that.
But for now please allow the family to mourn.
I know you are all sad about her passing but please let us mourn Joyce.