Kenyan On Friday, police said that the suspect had been arrested arrested In connection to the death prominent LGBTQ A rights activist, whose body found It was placed into a small metal box located in the western part of the country.
Officers were alerted to the alarm by motorbike taxi riders after They saw the vehicle’s hidden number plate in the box, The Standard newspaper reported and The Daily Nation newspaper quoted police sources.
Activist Edwin Chiloba’s remains were found On Tuesday, near Eldoret in Uasin Gishu County, where he operated his fashion business was mentioned the independent rights organization, Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC).
Although acceptance is slowly increasing in Kenya of homosexuality, it’s still taboo for many. The country’s film board has banned two films for their portrayals of gay lives in recent years.
The killing drew the condemnation of several human rights organizations, including the International Commission of Jurists Kenya Section, who called for an immediate investigation into the matter and the arrest of the perpetrators.
“Chiloba’s death is a tragedy and an affront to human dignity and violation of the right to life #JusticeForChiloba,” On Twitter, it was stated.
Resila Onyango, Kenya National Police Service’s spokesperson, said officers had arrested one person in connection with Chiloba’s death.
“Police arrested one male suspect in Eldoret on Friday. He is the main suspect but the matter is still under investigation,” In a text message, she stated the following to Reuters
“Words cannot even explain how we as a community are feeling right now. Edwin Chiloba was a fighter, fighting relentlessly to change the hearts and minds of society when it came to LGBTQ+ lives,” GALCK, Kenyan Tweeted by gay rights organization
Gay sex is punishable in Kenya by 14 years of imprisonment under a British colonial-era statute. While it’s not enforced often, discrimination occurs.