Edwin Chiloba's murder: Police arrest one, looking for two others even as new details emerge
LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba was last seen alive dancing and singing at a club in Eldoret, in the company of his friends, on New Year’s eve.
- He then left with his friends for a house party, but two days later, his decomposing body was found stashed in a metallic box.
Police on Friday, January 6 arrested a 24-year-old freelance photographer in connection to the murder of popular LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba.
Confirming the arrest, Uasin Gishu County Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officer Peter Kimulwa said neighbours had seen the Nairobi-based photographer arriving with Chiloba in Kimumu from Tamasha Club at 3pm.
Thereafter, a scuffle is said to have ensued between the two, with police suspecting it may have led to the death of Chiloba.
“The man was seen by neighbours loading a metal box into a vehicle that was later found to contain the body. We are still looking for two other people we suspect may have a hand in the murder,” Kimulwa said.
The suspect is currently being held at Langas Police Station.
Body found stashed in metallic box
It is reported that a bodaboda rider in Kapsaret area saw a vehicle - whose registration number was concealed - dump the box along the Kipenyo-Katinga Road, before alerting police officers who were manning a road block nearby.
Upon opening the box, the police officers found the man's decomposing body, he was dressed in a woman's clothes. They took the body to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for post-mortem, to ascertain the cause of death.
Popular in Eldoret town streets, Chiloba - who is also a model - often dressed in woman's clothes.
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