Dr. Joyce Cherono Laboso is the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya.
She was elected to the Parliament of Kenya to represent the Sotik Constituency in a by-election held on September 25, 2008. She succeeded her sister, Lorna Laboso, who died in a plane crash. A nominee of the Orange Democratic Movement, she beat 11 other contestants after she garnered 23,880 with a vote margin of 10,000 over her closest challenger, retired Brigadier Alexander Sitienei (a former aide to Daniel arap Moi) who received 13,843 votes.
She is the ACP Co-president of the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.<ref>http://www.europarl.europa.eu/intcoop/acp/10_01/default_en.htm</ref>
She worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics at Egerton University and served as a Commissioner of the National Commission on Gender and Development.<ref>The Standard. "The rise and rise of Joyce Laboso" 23 April 2013</ref>