Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has taken a one month sick leave to travel to the United Kingdom for treatment.
It is yet to be established what the governor is suffering from, after being out of the public limelight for close to a month.
The leave was announced by her director of communication Mr Ezra Kirui, who said that the deputy governor Hillary Barchok will hold brief for her.
“During her four-week absence, Deputy Governor Hillary Barchok will hold brief for her… She will be assisted by the county secretary Evalyn Rono and the chief of staff Jayne Sigilai. The governor assures Bomet residents and stakeholders that the running of government functions and activities will continue as normal and with no interruption,” said Mr Kirui in a statement.
Ms Laboso lastly appeared in Tembwo in Sotik on May 3 when she launched a new bulldozer.
Mr Kirui said that the governor has been in Nairobi for official duties, and not sick as has been the speculations in the public domain.
“She has been on duty all along and that is all we can say…anything further from this is a personal issue that we cannot divulge,” said Kirui.