Johansen Oduor the Government Pathologist was in Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret today where he conducted the autopsy on the body of the late LGBTQ activist Edwin Kiptoo popularly khown as Chiloba where he said that Chiloba died out of asphyxiation, a process where one gets deprived of oxygen, resulting in unconsciousness or death. Oduor said Chiloba had coverings on his nose and Socks on his mouth, which lead to his suffocation.
“He had a piece of trouser tied around the nose and mouth. He had socks stuffed in his mouth. He had Cyanosis, when you look at his fingernails, they were bluish in colour which shows that he lacked oxygen when he died,”
He continued and said that they could not find any other injuries on his body and that they took more samples to ascertain whether he was possibly drugged before he was murdered. He also added that Chiloba’s eyes were not gouged out dismissing all the allegations on his Eyes being gouged out.
The LGBTQ acctivist body was discovered last week in a metal box after being dumped outside of a car in the Kapseret area in Eldoret Town.
According to a police affidavit made public by the court it is said that Chiloba passed away in the house that he shared with one of the suspects, Jacktone Odhiambo and other four suspects are said to have assisted in moving, loading, and most likely dumping the metallic box containing Chiloba’s remains from the car.
The police asked the court for 21 days to further their investigations which was granted by the Eldoret court.
The Government pertologist Johansen Oduor added that it could take three to four months for the complete report based on the sampled materials to be released.
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