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Kenya: Edwin Chiloba homicide suspects’ detention prolonged

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**On Monday (Jan. 09), a Kenyan court docket allowed the police to carry 5 suspects over the dying of activist Edwin Chiloba.

The suspects embody a contract photographer, who was reportedly a lover of the 25-year-old and is accused of killing him.

They appeared in court docket within the Rift Valley city of Eldoret however didn’t enter pleas. Senior principal Justice of the Peace Richard Odenyo ordered them to return to court docket on January 31.

The case has drawn condemnation from rights campaigners. Felix Kasanda seen here’s a LGBTQ activist and buddy of late Chiloba.

Police stated that they had impounded the automobile believed to have carried the steel trunk the physique was present in, final week, however “is but to be subjected for forensic examination”.

In addition they requested the court docket for extra time to evaluation the CCTV footage of a membership the place Chiloba — additionally a mannequin and clothier — and the prime suspect had been seen partying earlier than the violent homicide.