Police in Uasin Gishu County have arrested three more people in connection with the gruesome murder of fashion designer and LGBTQ rights activist Edwin Chiloba.
Chiloba’s body was discovered stuffed in a metallic box in Kipkenyo, Eldoret, on Wednesday afternoon.According to eyewitness accounts, unknown assailants drop off the metallic box along the Kipkenyo – Katinga road before speeding off.
Police on Friday said they had arrested one suspect, a freelance photographer said to be a Chiloba’s boyfriend, in connection with the murder.On Sunday, detectives said the three more suspects were a cousin to the main suspect, a friend and a taxi driver, whom they believe aided in the disposal of the body.
They added that they had also impounded the vehicle used to dispose the fashion designer’s body.Preliminary investigations have since revealed that Chiloba’s eye was gouged out and he had other injuries.An autopsy was conducted on the body on Friday and police say the four suspects are aiding in investigations
.Chiloba was a fourth-year student at the University of Eldoret who had carved a niche for himself as a model and fashion designer.His death has sparked public outcry, with human rights organisations condemning the incident and calling for speedy investigations.