Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso’s husband Edwin Abonyo has been lauded by Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga for standing by his wife through her battle with cancer.
While addressing the press at Nairobi Hospital, William Ruto expressed his gratitude to Mr. Abonyo for standing by his ailing wife as she battled cancer of the colon.
Raila hailed Abonyo and Laboso’s children for enduring the pain of watching Laboso as she was ill.
The opposition leader added that when he last visited Laboso in hospital, she appeared to be in a lot of pain and that her demise relieves her from the burden of pain.
Abonyo on his part urged the media to give the family some time to mourn the late county boss. “She suffered for a long time but we kept it under wraps because she did not want to deter her duty. She was very strong and we had to be strong for her,” said Abonyo.
Laboso lost the battle to colon cancer on Monday 29th July. She was one of the three female governors in the country.