Slain LGBTQ Activist Laid To Rest

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Murdered LGBTQ activist Edwin Kiprotich alias Edwin Chiloba was buried at his parents' home in Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya's Rift Valley, on Tuesday.

Chiloba's body left the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary before being interred at their rural home in line with Kalenjin community burial rights.

The deceased's body was found stuffed in a metallic box in Kipkenyo, Eldoret, Kenya's Rift Valley, on Wednesday, January 4.

Witnesses claimed to have seen unidentified assailants dump off the metal box at the side of the road before swerving off at high speed.

Five suspects, three being minors linked to the murder of the activist, were arrested and arraigned at the Eldoret Law Courts, where the prosecution requested they be detained for 21 more days to pave the way for investigations.

The suspects include Jacktone Odhiambo, who was reported to be the deceased's boyfriend. He is the chief suspect.

The case will be heard on January 31, 2022.

Meanwhile, an autopsy report has revealed that Chiloba died from suffocation induced by the stuffing of cloth pieces in his mouth and nose.

The report further disclosed that his mouth was also sealed with three pairs of socks.

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