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Revealed: Why Edwin Chiloba's Remains Has Been Interred Without Spending A Night At Parents' Home

Slain LGBTQ activist Edwin Kiprotich Kiptoo, alias Chiloba, has been laid to rest on Tuesday.

Chiloba's body was picked from the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday morning around 11am.

Hundreds of mourners from all walks of life paid their last respects to him in Sergoit village on land he was supposed to inherit.

Family spokesperson Gaudencia Tanui told the media that the family was shocked by the social media vitriol directed at Chiloba's relatives over his sexualiy.

The reason why Edwin Chiloba's body was interred during the day is that he had child.

In most Kalenjin-speaking communities, anyone who dies without a child or being married is interred without spending the night at their homes.

“I know people are speculating many things but it will be just an ordinary burial. Whether he was gay or not that does not concern us because he is our kin and we shall accord him a befitting send-off,” she said.

The activist was murdered and his body stuffed into a metal box before being dumped along a road at Kipkenyo area.

A post-mortem revealed that he died from asphyxia, which is suffocation that occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen.

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