In Summary
  • Neighbours have been streaming into the home to mourn their leader.
  • Inmates from a local prison were busy cutting firewood and clearing bushes.
  • Governor Laboso was the patron of Kotabgor, a local multi-million shillings self-help group.

Sotik, the home of the fallen Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso, has been a beehive of activities since her death on Monday evening in Nairobi.

Neighbours have been streaming into the home to mourn their leader who will be buried on Saturday.

When we arrived at the home at around 10am Wednesday, inmates from a local prison were busy cutting firewood and clearing bushes.

Also, county employees were strategically placed around the compound to oversee the ongoing preparations.

POLICE GUARD

Armed police officers guarded the home in the environs of Sotik town, a constituency that Dr Laboso served as an MP before she vied for the governor’s seat.

As the residents strolled into the homestead, most of their faces revealed the loss occasioned by the death of Dr Laboso, a woman they said was kind-hearted and had the love of the county at heart.

After an almost an hour deliberations, Sotik Sub-County Administrator Samuel Cheruyiot and the elders emerged from a meeting to address journalists.

"It is rather a sad day for us as the people of Sotik. The death of our madam Governor is a blow to us. We have gathered here just to plan for her send off. As you can see, there are a lot of preparations going on but we have not been briefed exactly on the next step after this," Mr Cheruiyot said.

BIG BLOW

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