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Police trail crucial leads in LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba’s murder

Edwin Chiloba

Police in Eldoret are now following crucial leads to establish those involved in the murder of model and LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba on Wednesday.

Uasin Gishu head of DCI Peter Kimulwo says police are also working to properly identify the body of Chiloba which is lying at the Moi Referral morgue.

“So far we are waiting for family members to come out so that they identity the body,” Kimulwo said.

He said DCIO officers were following crucial leads that may cause some arrests.

Police have identified the house where the deceased lived but it was not clear how he met his death.

“We will tie up some information we have and that may lead to arrests,” Kimulwo said.

Chiloba was found murdered and his body stashed in a metallic box along the Kipenyo-Kaptinga road, in Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu.

Police said initial reports indicate a numberless vehicle was seen dropping the metal box in the area by a Bodaboda rider who happened to be driving by the area when it happened.

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 deceased was Eldoret-based fashion designer Chiloba.

The body was taken to 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 area.

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