On January 4, the Kenyan police opened an inquiry into the killing of model and LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba.
In Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu, Chiloba was found dead, his body hidden in a metal box alongside the Kipenyo-Kaptinga road.
The metal box was reportedly witnessed being dropped in the vicinity by a car without a licence plate, according to the police’s preliminary investigations.
Police officers who were manning a nearby roadblock were informed of the incident. The police left their station and sped over to the incident. When the package was opened, a man’s corpse wearing a woman’s clothing was discovered inside.
It was then determined that the deceased person was the homosexual rights advocate and fashion designer.
His remains were then deposited at 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 country.
Speaking on the incident, the spokesperson of the Kenyan Police Force, 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.
In early July 2022, Edwin posted the horrific photos above on Instagram, after he was attacked and assaulted ostensibly because of who he was and his work in gender-fluid fashion and content.
See graphic photos of the metallic box found by the police below…