Jackton Odhiambo, the prime suspect in the death of his former lover and LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba will face murder charges.
According to State counsel David Fedha’s report to told senior principal magistrate(SPM) Richard Odenyo the directorate of criminal investigations was partially done with the investigations and that it will apply murder charges against Odhiambo.
Fedha further pointed out that the DCI had no evidence pointing at the four other suspects led by bodybuilder Dennis Litali and three minors who had been arrestedregarding Edwin Chiloba’s death.
However the quartet, was directed to report to the police every month for three months to give out further statements.
“We pray that the miscellaneous application is closed as the DPP has preferred murder charges against the first respondent who will be arraigned at the high court today. The second to fifth respondents can be released as we have no evidence against them,” the prosecutor told the court.
Chief inspector Stephen Mumba, the lead investigator in the case, had told the court that a postmortem to determine the case of Chiloba’s death was yet to be conducted.
Chiloba was fourth-year student at the university of Eldoret, pursuing a degree course in Apparel Fashion and design. His decomposing body was found in a metal box along the Kipkenyo-Kaptinga road in Kapseret sub -County in Uasin Gishu county on January 3. An autopsy by government pathologist Johansen Oduor revealed that Chiloba died of asphyxiation(lack of oxygen.)