Jackton Odhiambo has confessed to killing his lover LGBTQ activist and model Edwin Chiloba shortly after he was arrested.
Police officers in Eldoret town on Friday, January 6, 2023, arrested Odhiambo over links to Chiloba's brutal murder.
Odhiambo confessed to the police that he was driven to commit the murder after finding out that Chiloba had another partner.
Following Odhiambo's confession, police are now investigating a possible love triangle.
Langas OCPD John Odhiambo said that the suspect colluded with two of his friends to kill Chiloba.
The suspect confessed that he murdered Chiloba as revenge for betraying him in their relationship.
Odhiambo had been living with Chilobo for a period of one year in Eldoret.
Police said they established that Odhiambo and Chiloba used to live together as 'husband and wife'.
Chiloba’s caretaker Alex Nyamwea says that Odhiambo called him using the deceased's phone on January 4, 2023, informing him that he was vacating the house they lived in together.
Odhiambo and Chiloba were spotted having fun at a popular club on the outskirts of Eldoret town on January 1, 2023, as they ushered in the New Year.
Police established that duo left the club at around 3:00 am and headed to where they lived. When they arrived at the house, the neighbours said they heard some commotion which subsided after a while.
Neighbours claim that they did not follow up on the cause of the commotion. They, however, told police that they spotted two people loading a metal box into a vehicle whose registration number was concealed and left.
Chiloba's lifeless body was found stuffed inside a metallic box along Kipenyo- Katinga Road in Uasin Gishu County.
Boda boda riders said that they saw a vehicle, whose registration number was concealed, dump the box along the road and they alerted the police.
The deceased's adoptive parents Peter Pfaltzgraff and his wife Donna said their hearts were broken following Chiloba's death.