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Housemate denies murder of Kenyan LGBTQ activist

Housemate denies murder of Kenyan LGBTQ activist

THE housemate of Kenyan model, designer and LGBTQ rights campaigner Edwin Chiloba, whose body was found in a metal box last month, denied the charge of murder on Wednesday. Jacktone Odhiambo, who police believe to have been in a relationship with Chiloba, was accused of murdering him between the night of December 31 and January 3. Chiloba died from suffocation caused by socks stuffed into his mouth, a pathologist said last month. His death sent shockwaves through the LGBTQ community in Kenya, where homosexuality is taboo and gay sex is punishable by 14 years in prison, although that law is rarely enforced. Thomson Reuters…
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Kenyan LGBTQ activist’s roommate suspected in his death, police say

Kenyan LGBTQ activist’s roommate suspected in his death, police say

ONE of the suspects in the death last week of prominent Kenyan LGBTQ rights campaigner Edwin Chiloba is his roommate with whom he is "believed to have been in (a) close relationship," the police said. Chiloba's body was found in a metal box after being dumped out of a vehicle. His death sent shockwaves through the LGBTQ community in Kenya, where homosexuality is taboo and gay sex is punishable by 14 years in prison, although that law is rarely enforced. A police affidavit released by a court in Chiloba's hometown of Eldoret on Monday said he is believed to have died…
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