Award-winning actress Catherine Kamau has joined other Kenyans in mourning slain model Edwin Chiloba.
"I am so sorry 💔😔. My heart weeps for you . May your killers never know peace. Rest In Peace @its_edwinchiloba . 2023 wtf !!!!??? 🌈🙏🏽 #justiceforedwinchiloba,”.
Kenyans from all walks of life are also mourning the untimely demise of model and LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba.
The fashion guru was allegedly killed and his body stashed in a metallic box and dumped along the Kipenyo - Kaptinga road, in Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu County.
An eyewitness claims that the metal box was dropped in the area by a numberless car.
The matter was reported to Uasin Gishu police who arrived at the scene and upon opening the box, a decomposing body of a man dressed in a woman's clothes was found inside.
It was later established that the deceased was Eldoret-based fashion designer Edwin Chiloba.
Following the confirmation, Kenyans took to social media to mourn Chiloba - many sharing memories they had with him.
Activist Njeri Wa Migwi eulogized the late Chiloba as a bold and passionate human being.
“Edwin Chiloba was an amazing human. He was bold and passionate, his energy was immaculate. He embodied fashion. Someone murdered him cruelly, put his body in a box & dumped his body.
“Edwin we speak your name. May yr blood not spill for nothing. Stop killing queer people,”
Another user Kevin Machiro wrote; “Stop killing queer people. Travel well, Edwin Chiloba,”.
A Twitter user by the name of Stephen Mutoro called upon DCI to investigate the murder.
"Intolerance behind the brutal killing of #LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba must be called out. His senseless killers stuffed his body in a metal box in Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu County. While the motive is unclear, I hope @DCI_Kenya will unravel the perpetrators. Condolences to his family,".
An LGBTQ body - Black Pride and Equality Int condemned the brutal killing of Edwin Chiloba.
“@BPEI_Africa As an organization, we received the news of the brutal murder of our very own Edwin Chiloba in disbelief. His senseless killers stuffed his body in a metal box in Kenya- Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu County. We shall ensure Eddie gets justice as we accord him a decent send-off.🌈🌈🕊️🕊️🕊️,’ read the statement.