Police in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county, have launched investigations into the killing of model and LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba.
Chiloba was found murdered and his body stashed in a metallic box along the Kipenyo-Kaptinga road in Kapseret on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the metal box was dropped in the area by a vehicle whose registration number was concealed
A boda boda rider who witnessed the incident alerted police officers manning a nearby roadblock.
The officers rushed to the scene and on opening the box they found a decomposing body of a male adult dressed in a woman's clothes.
Edwin Chiloba's body identified
The officers later established that the victim was Eldoret-based fashion designer Chiloba, widely known for championing rights of LGBTQ community.
The deceased's body was moved to Moi Teaching and Referrral Hospital pending autopsy.
National Police Service (NPS) Spokesperson Resila Onyango confirmed that investigations into the incident had kicked off, however, the motive of the killing is yet to be established.
“We don’t know for now why he was killed that way. Experts are handling the matter,” she said.