Police in Kenya have arrested and identified Jackton Odhiambo as the main suspect in the murder of LGBTQ activist, Edwin Chiloba.
Odhiambo, who was in a relationship with the LGBTQ activist confessed to killing him and depositing his body by the roadside over allegations that he cheated on him.
Three more suspects were also arrested in a probe into the brutal murder of Edwin Kiprotich Kiptoo alias Chiloba. This brings to four, the number of those in custody, police said.
The three were arrested for assisting in carrying a metal box that was used in disposing of the body of Chiloba.
The three are young men, two of whom are under 18 years, police said.
Police spokeswoman Resla Onyango said detectives have also detained a car that was used in disposing of the body on the road. She added that love triangle is among the theories they are pursuing for now.
The prime suspect in the murder of fashionista Jackton Odhiambo, 24, confessed to killing the model over allegations that he cheated on him.
According to Police, Jackton executed the murder with the help of his two friends. The suspect said he murdered Chiloba as revenge for betraying him.
Jackton who had been staying with the deceased for one year in Eldoret was arrested on Friday as the main suspect in the murder. The two lived together as husband and wife.
Chiloba’s caretaker Alex Nyamweya said that Jackton called him using Chiloba’s phone on January 4, informing him that he was vacating the house they lived in.
Police said Jackton vacated the house with immediate effect.
Police disclosed that Jackton told curious neighbors who had smelt a bad smell from a house Chiloba stayed with him and two others that it was a dead rat that had died there and that he was trying to remove it.
“He told the neighbors it was a dead rat that was smelling when they sought to know what was smelling from the house they lived,” Uasin Gishu county DCI boss Peter Kimulwo said.
The body was dumped in Halingham near Kipkaren.
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