Edwin Chiloba’s eyes were gouged out, possibly died from strangulation – police report

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On Mon, 9 Jan, 2023 09:04 | < 1 min read
Edwin Chiloba's eyes were gouged out, possibly died from strangulation - police report
Edwin Chiloba. PHOTO/Courtesy.

A preliminary police report has revealed the gruesome details of how LGBTQ activist and model Edwin Chiloba met his death.

The report indicates that Chiloba had his eyes gouged out and possibly died from strangulation.

“Apart from the eyes being gouged out, there were no physical injuries on the body, suggesting that the victim might have died out of choking,” Peter Kimulwa, Uasin Gishu County Directorate of Criminal Investigations officer, said.

Police and the family await post-mortem results to establish the actual cause of Chiloba's death on New Year’s Eve.

24-year-old Nairobi -based freelance photographer Jackton Odhiambo confessed to killing his lover Chiloba shortly after he was arrested. He is being held at Langas police station in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

Odhiambo confessed to the police that he was driven to commit the murder after finding out that Chiloba had another partner.

He is suspected to have had the help of his two other friends in the murder, before stashing the body in a metallic box and later dumping the decomposing body along Kapsaret-Kipkenyo road.

Police arrested three more suspects involved in Chiloba's brutal murder. The three who are currently in custody were arrested for carrying the metal box used to dispose of the body of the deceased.

Police spokeswoman Resla Onyango said the suspects were under 18 years of age. She also confirmed that detectives had recovered the car used in dumping the body of the deceased.

The arrest of the minors brings the total number of suspects to four after the main suspect was arrested in Eldoret town on Friday, January 6, 2023.

Meanwhile, Caustencia Tanui, a cousin to the deceased, told a local publisher that plans to lay to rest their kin on January 14, 2022, at Sergoit, Moiben have started as they await post-mortem results.

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