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Kenya’s LGBTQ activist, model and fashion designer Edwin Chiloba is dead.

His body was dumped by a number ‘plateless’ car in a metallic box in Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu County.

Bodaboda riders who saw the metallic box being dumped by the number ‘plateless’ alerted police officers who upon opening the metallic box found a decomposing man’s body dressed in women’s clothes.

The last time he was seen alive was in a concert where he looked joyous probably not knowing what awaited him.

His decomposing body was found in the same clothes that he was in the last time he was seen in public.

Edwin Chiloba body has been moved to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital where postmortem will be done to unearth the cause of the activist’s death.

Before his brutal murder, Edwin was a jovial and staunch activist of the LGBTQ community in the country. Not so long ago, Edwin pledged to continue fighting for the LGBTQ community through his movement.

“So, my movement is for everyone. It’s about inclusion. And if I am going to fight what I have been marginalized for, I am going to fight for all marginalized people.” Edwin Chiloba wrote on Instagram before his brutal murder.

Friends, Kenyans on Twitter, family, the LGBTQ community and fellow activists have joined hands in mourning the late Edwin Chiloba as they call upon the government to speed up investigations and bring to book the culprits of his murder.

Kiss 100 Kenya radio presenter, Kamene Ngoro, called Kenyans to order and requested them to stop perpetrating hate crimes to people who hold contrary opinion.

“We cannot start to propagate and perpetuate hate crimes. The decision of life or death is not yours to make,” Kamene Ngoro reacted to the brutal murder of Edwin Chiloba.

Activist Njeri wa Migwi described Edwin Chiloba as an Amazing person who was bold and passionate with immaculate energy.

“Edwin Chiloba was an amazing human. He was bold, passionate, his energy was immaculate. He embodied fashion. Someone murdered him cruelly, put his body in a box & dumped his body. Edwin we speak your name. May your blood not spill for nothing. Stop killing queer people’” Njeri wa Migwi described Edwin Chiloba.

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One Response

  1. Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was searching for! “Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.” by John Henry Cardinal Newman.

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