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Hillary Barchok to be sworn in as Bomet Governor next week

In Summary

• The swearing-in of Barchok who has been acting the role of the governor since May 29th when Laboso left the county on medical leave.

• The late Laboso was laid to rest on Saturday at her matrimonial home at Fort Tenan, Koru in Kisumu.

Bomet deputy governor Hillary Barchok (right) with Governor Joyce Laboso during a past event at Bomet stadium. Image: FELIX KIPKEMOI
Bomet deputy governor Hillary Barchok (right) with Governor Joyce Laboso during a past event at Bomet stadium. Image: FELIX KIPKEMOI
Image: FELIX KIPKEMOI

Bomet County deputy governor Hillary Barchok will be sworn in on Thursday next week to replace the late governor Joyce Laboso.

In a Gazette notice number  7130 by the assumption of office of the governor committee dated July 31st, the event will take place at the Bomet green stadium.

The committee is chaired by the county secretary Evalyne Rono.

 

"It is notified for the information of the general public that pursuant to section 11 (2) and 16 (1) of the assumption of office of the governor Act, the swearing-in ceremony of Hillary Kipngeno Barchok as Bomet Governor shall be held at Bomet Green Stadium starting at 10 am," the notice read.

The swearing-in of Barchok who has been acting the role of the governor since May 29th when Laboso left the county on a medical leave comes even as pressure mounts on him to choose a lady as his deputy.

Several leaders led by Council of Governors' chairman Wycliffe Oparanya prevailed upon Barchok during the funeral service at Bomet Green Stadium to pick a woman in honour of Laboso. 

The late Laboso was laid to rest on Saturday at her matrimonial home at Fort Tenan, Koru in Kisumu.


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