Kenyan police investigating the brutal death of Edwin Chiloba have arrested a suspect, and people are demanding justice for the slain LGBTQ+ activist.
Jackton Odhiambo, the main suspect in the murder of fashionista Edwin Chiloba has confessed to killing the model over allegations that he cheated on him.
According to Langas OCPD John Odhiambo, Jackton executed the murder with the help of his two friends, who are still at large.
The suspect says that he murdered Chiloba for betraying him in their relationship.
Odhiambo, who had been staying with the deceased for one year in Eldoret, was arrested yesterday as the main suspect in the murder.
The two used to live together.
Chiloba’s caretaker Alex Nyamwea says that Jackton Odhiambo called him using Chiloba’s phone on January 4, informing him that he was vacating the house they lived in.
And true to his words, Odhiambo vacated the house with immediate effect.
Odhiambo and Chiloba were spotted having fun at a popular club on the outskirts of Eldoret town on January 1, 2023, as they ushered in the New Year.
Police established that duo left the club at around 3:00 am and headed to where they lived.
When they arrived at the house, the neighbors said they heard some commotion which subsided after a while.
Neighbors claim they did not follow up on the cause of the commotion.
They, however, told police that they spotted two people loading a metal box into a vehicle whose registration number was concealed and left.
Chiloba’s decomposing body was stashed in a metal box on the Kipenyo–Kaptinga road in Kapsaret constituency, Uasin Gishu County.
Passengers in another vehicle behind the vehicle, whose registration number was concealed, dumped the box along the road, and they alerted the police.