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LGBTQ Activist, Fashion Designer and Model Edwin Chiloba Was Brutally Killed, His Body Stuffed In A Metal Box

Posted On : January 6, 2023

Oscar Alochi


In Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu County, Edwin Chiloba was brutally murdered and his remains were placed in a metal casing.
DCI detectives are working around the clock to find those guilty of the horrible and inhumane murder of Edwin Chiloba, despite the fact that the reason for his death is yet unknown.

In one of the interviews, Edwin Chiloba, who was from Elgeyo Marakwet, described his challenging upbringing following the death of his mother. When his mother passed away, he was still quite little.
Later, while he was a senior in high school, death would strike once more, robbing him of his father.
He gives his father accolades and claims that by encouraging his creativity, his father gave him acceptance and meaning.

While a student at Moi University West Campus, Edwin found happiness and a new love for fashion.
Dejected and aimless, Edwin Chiloba eventually relocated to Nairobi, where he stayed until a friend offered to sign him to his modeling and entertainment agency.

Soon after starting his drawings, a white couple who admired them sent him a Direct message on Facebook, which was when he had his big break.
They eventually helped him enroll in a fashion school and supported him in his endeavors.
His body was found packed inside a metal box that was delivered by an unmarked, unremarkable car; Uasin Gishu authorities are looking into how he was killed.

The event was reported, and when the police arrived, they found a decomposing male body inside a box, dressed in women’s attire.
The deceased person’s body was brought to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital so that an autopsy could be performed to ascertain how he passed away.

Four months before the discovery of his decomposing body, Chiloba had been attacked and injured.

According to Nairobi News, people who were reportedly against his LGBTQ involvement pounced on him baying for his blood.
Although he managed to escape, Chiloba suffered a large cut on his lips, a cut on the upper part of his face, and bruises all over his face.

Gruesome murder
Chiloba was brutally murdered with his body stuffed inside a huge metallic box and abandoned in Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County.
According to witnesses, the metallic box was dumped by a vehicle that had a concealed number plate at around noon.

Police officers were alerted and when the box was opened, they found Chiloba’s decomposing body dressed in a woman’s clothes.

The body was taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, awaiting post-mortem.

Last moments
Chiloba was last seen in public on New Year’s Eve in the company of his friends at a local entertainment joint in Eldoret.
According to a video widely circulated online, the model was seen having fun alongside his two friends.

Chiloba was found dead in the same clothes he wore during a New Year’s eve party.
His death has attracted calls for speedy investigations into the death of the model, who many have said was targeted for his gender choices and activism.

Rest in Peace

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Oscar Alochi


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