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Suspect Arrested in Kenya LGBTQ Activist’s Death

01/06/2023 | VOA News

Kenyan police said Friday that they had arrested a suspect in the killing of an LGBTQ rights campaigner whose body was discovered stuffed in a metal trunk, a grisly crime that has sparked national outrage. Edwin Chiloba, a 25-year-old fashion designer and model, was found dead by the roadside earlier this week about 40 kilometers (25 miles) outside the Rift Valley town of Eldoret, media reports said. “We have a suspect in custody, and we are investigating his role in this murder,” said Peter Kimulwo, head of investigations at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations office in Eldoret. “We are holding him as a prime suspect because there are leads pointing to him and others, but all these are subject to conclusive investigations,” he told reporters.

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