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Murdered LGBTQ Activist Found Dumped in Metal Box

Police have launched investigations into the murder of model and LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba on Wednesday.

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.

Police spokesperson Resila Onyango said they are yet to know the motive.

“We don’t know for now why he was killed that way. Experts are handling the matter,” she said.

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