Departed Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso remained a jovial person even while lying on her deathbed, her niece Mina Laboso has revealed.

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Speaking during her burial in Fort Ternan, Kisumu county on Saturday, Mina also revealed that the late Laboso was a great fan of the song "I believe" by Jonathan Nelson.

According to Mina, the song made Laboso happy all the time, and was among her favorite songs of all time, even when she was lying frail and sick.

Mina said the song gave the late governor some ray of hope even as she was approaching her death, and would attempt to move her body whenever it was played.

During her funeral service, former nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi noted that Joyce loved the song and sang it everyday.

Elachi together with a number of women leaders led the congregation in singing the song 'I believe'.

The song's lyrics revolve around belief in God, and the relief those suffering find in the Lord after their demise from the world.

Laboso died after a long battle with cancer, which she was first diagnosed with in 1991, before it was treated and cured, but would return later to claim her life.

She was previously the Sotik Member of Parliament before successfully vying for the Bomet gubernatorial seat in the 2017 polls on the Jubilee party ticket.

She is succeeded by three children and her widower Edwin Abonyo.