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Famous influencer killed and body stuffed inside metallic box in Uasin Gishu County

The identity of a man whose lifeless body was found stuffed inside a metallic box and dumped along the Kipenyo- Katinga Road in Uasin Gishu County can now be revealed.

LGBTQ activist and model Edwin Chiloba
LGBTQ activist and model Edwin Chiloba. PHOTO | COURTESY

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Police have identified the man as LGBTQ activist and model Edwin Chiloba, famous within the streets of Eldoret Town.

The box was dropped along the road by a motor vehicle whose registration number was sealed, and this was witnessed by bodaboda riders who alerted the police.

The incident was reported at Uasin Gishu Police Station. They rushed to the scene, and when they opened the box, they found the man’s decomposing body, dressed in a woman’s clothes.

His body was taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, awaiting post-mortem to establish the cause of death.

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Mr Chiloba has never shied away from dressing like a lady and sharing the images across his official social media accounts.

His last Instagram post that he shared on December 29th, 2022, indicated that Chiloba had hoped to achieve multiple goals in 2023, among them growing his fashion brand and working with major companies.

Nairobi News has established that Mr Chiloba was four months ago attacked by unknown assailants but he luckily survived.

In the incident, people against his LGBTQ lifestyle pounced on him and beat him up.

Images seen by Nairobi News after the incident showed how he was injured on his face, there was a large cut on his lips and blood is seen trickling down from the upper part of his face.

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His clothes were also torn and dirty, and there were scrapes and bruises all over his face.

An Instagram user by the name Biubwa-uncut narrated how they reached out to him trying to inquire what had transpired and he responded saying that he would talk when he is ready.

“Barely 4 months later, they have successfully brutally murdered you in the most uncouth of ways and my heart is shattered. I know you fought,” Biubwa-uncut posted on the Instagram account.

According to Biubwa, the deceased fought for his rights boldly, and his death was a big blow to many of his fans.

“Words cannot explain the pain in my heart. We will try to fight for your justice, best way we have access to we will try. It’s not okay that when we die, we have to think to fight because we don’t just die. We are murdered,” the Instagram post further read.

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