Three new arrests have been made in Kenya in the investigation of the murder of an LGBTQ rights activist that has sparked a national outcry and international curse.
Chiloba’s body was seen in a metallic box on Kipenyo-Katinga Road in Uasin Gishu County by boda boda riders, who saw a faultless vehicle dumping the box.
On Friday 07 January, police declared openly that they had arrested a freelance photographer who was allegedly a long-time friend of the LGBTQ activist. On Saturday, three more suspects were arrested for their alleged role after the LGBTQ activist’s death, police said.
We have three new suspects in custody,” Peter Kimulwo, head of investigations at the Criminal Investigation Branch Office in Eldoret, said Sunday.
In Kenya, LGBTQ people struggle with unstableness and discrimination considering the nature of the society which is predominantly Christian, and a conservative society where homosexuality is considered taboo, as in many African countries.