Jackton Odhiambo Pleads with Court to be Released on Bond
Jackton Odhiambo pleads with court to be released on bond.
The suspects are being charged for murder and helping carry Chiloba’s body into a metallic box before dumping it.
The main suspect in Edwin Chiloba’s murder is his best friend Jackton Odhiambo.
While appearing before a Court in Eldoret, Odhiambo argued that his family will not survive if he remains in custody at the police station.
While appearing before a judge. Jackton Odhiambo, the main suspect in the murder of LGBTQ activist and model Edwin Chiloba requested the court if he could be released on bond to be able to feed his family.
“I request to be released on bond so that I can continue with my work to support my family,” he said.
On Monday, a Court in Eldoret allowed police to detain five suspects as part of a probe into the murder of LGBTQ activist Edwin Kiprotich Kiptoo for 21 days.
Senior Principal Richard Odenyo granted the DCI 21 days to hold the suspects in order to complete the investigations.
The five suspects include Jacktone Odhiambo who is the main suspect along with three other under age suspects.
Eldoret South DCI boss Stephen Mumba made an application seeking to hold the suspects for investigations to be completed.
Stephen said he was still investigating the case of murder of Chiloba.
Chiloba’s body was found stashed in a metallic box in the Mogombet area of Kapsaret in Uasin Gishu County.
According to a source, a Bodaboda rider spotted a vehicle that was numberless dropping the metal box along the Kipenyo – Kaptinga road.
The matter was reported to Uasin Gishu police who arrived at the scene and upon opening the box, a decomposing body of a man dressed in a woman’s clothes was found inside.
It was later found out that the deceased was Eldoret-based fashion designer Edwin Chiloba.
Four people have so far been arrested in connection to the murder among them Chiloba’s best friend Jackton Odhiambo.
Jackton Odhiambo alleges he murdered his partner because he had cheated on him.
Jackton who had been staying with the deceased for a period of more than a year in Eldoret was arrested on Friday as the main suspect in the murder. It was later discovered that the two used to live together as husband and wife.