Eldoret, Kenya Jan 10- The Family of Slain model Edwin Chiloba has refuted claims that he was a member of LGBTQ Community, citing that he was raised in a Christian family.
The family of murdered fashion designer and LGBTQ rights activist Edwin Kiprotich Kiptoo well known as Edwin Chiloba is demanding justice to find the persons responsible for the death of their loved one.
Chiloba’s body was discovered stuffed in a metallic box in Kipkenyo, Eldoret, on Wednesday, January, 4, as eyewitnesses reported seeing unknown assailants drop off the metallic box by the roadside before speeding off.
Speaking exclusively to Citizen Digital on Monday, the family’s spokesperson Caudencia Tanui expressed optimism that the perpetrators will be brought to book now that the government has taken firm action into probing the matter.
“We thank God that so far the government is following up on the matter. We have left him at the mortuary with so much pain but indeed we are seeing the government is willing to help us. I am sure there is light and Edwin will get justice,” she said.
Tanui further intimated that the deceased had his upbringing anchored into Christianity and was even at some point called “pastor” in his high school.
She dismissed “these other things we are hearing online” about their loved one saying that they were not privy to such.
“As a family, we know our child came to university, he was in his fourth year. These other things we are seeing on social media we don’t know. He was brought up as a Christian. At St. Francis Kimuron he was called ‘pastor’ and he was a student leader in charge of YCS so these other things we are hearing we do not know we are just seeing it online,” noted Tanui.
“We ask Kenyans to be fair to us because nobody would want their child to be that way. We just want justice and let him rest in peac
Jackton Odhiambo, the main suspect in the murder of fashionsita Edwin Chiloba 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 as revenge for betraying him in their relationship.
Odhiambo who had been staying with the deceased for a period of one year in Eldoret was arrested on Friday as the main suspect in the murder.
The two used to live together as husband and wife