Joyce Laboso died of cancer on Monday 29 July 2019. Laboso was hospitalised at the Nairobi hospital where she was receiving treatment two weeks after arriving from India on July 14 – where she had sought treatment. Prior to that, she had been hospitalised at the Royal Madden NHS hospital in the UK. She had been away for 46 days. 

Earlier, her office released a statement saying doctors had recommended complete bed rest to aid her recovery. “The governor is recuperating and is under observation by her doctors who have recommended (for) her enough rest and limited visitation for a speedy recovery,”  Ezra Kirui, County Communications Director said in a statement.  

Unlike Collymore and Okoth; Dr Laboso’s illness was a secret affair. “The state of her health is strictly a family affair, we cannot purport to speak for them. She should be given the support she needs and we should not intrude into their privacy,” said Dr Hillary Barchok, Bomet deputy governor.