Autopsy Reveals How LGBTQ Activist Edwin Chiloba Was Murdered

    According to government pathologist Johansen Oduor, LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba died as a result of asphyxiation, a process in which one is deprived of oxygen, resulting in unconsciousness or death.

    Speaking to the press on Wednesday, January 11, at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret Oduor said that Chiloba suffocated because he had coverings on his nose and mouth.

    “From our findings, the late Edwin died out of asphyxia which is caused by smothering,” Oduor said.

    “He had a piece of trouser tied around the nose and mouth. He had socks stuffed in his mouth. He had Cyanosis, when you look at his fingernails, they were bluish in colour which shows that he lacked oxygen when he died,” he added.

    He, however, dispelled rumours that his eyes were gouged out but affirmed the decomposition of the body. Oduor pointed out that they were analyzing a sample to find out if the model was drugged. 

    “We did not find any injuries in his body and we are still investigating if he was given drugs so that he could not resist his abductors. 

    “The eyes were still there but the body had begun decomposing.”

    Chiloba’s body was found stashed in a metallic box in Kapsaret, Uasin Gishu County last week. 

    Four suspects were arraigned in court on Tuesday, January 10, over the model’s murder.