Government Pathologist: Edwin Chiloba was Suffocated With a Jean Trouser

The death of LGBTQ activist Edwin Kiprotich, also known as Chiloba, has been ruled as a result of asphyxiation, according to a statement from Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Odour.

The autopsy revealed that Chiloba’s mouth and nose had been covered with a cloth and blocked by three pairs of socks, causing his brain to swell. Additionally, there were no visible injuries on the body except for injuries inside the mouth and on the tongue.

“So from all these we concluded that what led to the death of Edwin Kiptoo was asphyxia since his nose and mouth were blocked,” Oduro said.

Chiloba’s body was found stuffed in a metallic box in Kipkenyo, Eldoret on January 4th. Five suspects, three of them minors, have been arrested in connection to the case and are being held for further investigations.