Decomposing body of Edwin Chiloba found inside a metal box in Mogombet Area, kipkenyo, Kapsaret Uasin Gishu County.It was dropped by a plate less car at noon.
Slain model and LGBTQ crusader Edwin Chiloba’s best friend and alleged lover Iam.Lizer whose real name is Jackton Odhiambo has been identified as the main suspect in the gruesome murder.
One of the neighbours alleges he heard a fight in the house where Chiloba and Jackton lived on the last night the LGBTQ model was seen. There was a scream and silence, alleges the neighbour
The caretaker of Chiloba’s residential place said Jackton had been spotted with the metallic box in which the model’s body was stuffed after the murder.
The caretaker says when he went to inspect the house that the two lived in preparation for a new tenant as Jackton moved out things, there was a strong foul smell that the latter dismissed as a big rat that had disturbed them for long which had died under the sofa.
He also said to have sent some money to a caretaker using Edwin’s phone on Jan 4
Jackton is being held at Langas Police Station.
Edwin Chiloba’s Background
Edwin was born in Elgeyo Marakwet, and he recounts a childhood filled with distress after losing his mother at a very young age.
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Death would later strike again in high school, robbing him of his father – the only parent he had left. He talks of his father highly and points out that he found a sense of acceptance and belonging in the man who encouraged his uniqueness.
As is the norm in our cultures, he became the burden of relatives after his father’s demise.
Though he spent most of his school years hopping from one teacher or relatives home to another, he had a strong determination that saw him score a clean B- after the fourth form.
He enrolled for a degree in Education at Moi University West Campus, wherein the diversity of school clubs and exposure, he found his happiness, a new love, fashion.
In his third year, he started putting outfits together and going for photoshoots and pageants that his relatives were not proud of. Some said he was evil, and some satanic influences were to blame for his behavior which resulted in the discontinuation of his studies.
The Pursuit For Fashion
A broken and soulless Edwin Chiloba would later move to Nairobi; depressed and with no direction, a friend offered to sign him at his modeling agency.
He came up with his designs, and not long after, he got his breakthrough through a Facebook message from a white couple who loved his designs.
They would later enroll him in a fashion course and support him and his dream.
The story was first Featured on Eldoret Leo Publication