BREAKING: Superstar Kenyan LGBTQ advocate, Edwin Chiloba, found dead in a box

A popular LGBTQ activist known as Edwin Chiloba has untimely passed on.

The Kenyan activist was killed on Wednesday, January 4. Chiloba was found murdered and his body stashed in a metallic box along the Kipenyo-Kaptinga road, in Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu.

According to the police, preliminary investigations show that a car without a plate number was seen dropping the metal box in the area. The matter was reported to police officers who were manning a nearby roadblock. The officers abandoned their post and rushed to the scene. Upon opening the box, a decomposing body of a man dressed in a woman’s clothes was found inside.

It was later established that the dead body was that of the fashion designer and gay rights activist. His remains were then deposited at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital awaiting post-mortem to establish the cause of death as investigations start.

Chiloba was a known LGBTQ advocate in the country. Speaking on the incident, the spokesperson of the Kenyan Police Force, Resila Onyango said they are yet to know the motive. “We don’t know for now why he was killed that way. Experts are handling the matter,” she said.

However, in a statement on Saturday, Police said they had arrested a suspect.
“We have a suspect in custody and we are investigating his role in this murder,” said Peter Kimulwo, the head of investigations at the directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) office in Eldoret. “We are holding him as a prime suspect because there are leads pointing to him and others, but all these are subject to conclusive investigations,” he told reporters.

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