• Makena is mourning the untimely death of their friend model Edwin Chiloba.
• Makena eulogized Chiloba as a lovely friend who did not deserve to die.
Bold Network CEO Makena Njeri is mourning the untimely death of their friend model Edwin Chiloba. Makena eulogized Chiloba as a lovely friend who did not deserve to die.
Chiloba's body was found stashed in a metallic box in Mogombet area of Kapsaret in Uasin Gishu County.
"If anyone met you or spoke to you what they would probably say is that you were light and love. Edwin the news of your brutal death sent chills down my spine," Makena said.
"You didn’t deserve that pain, you didn’t deserve to die. This is a hate crime it has homophobia written all over it and it sickens me that this is how we start this year."
Makena expressed disappointment after yet another tragic loss for the queer community in Kenya.
"I mourn you so hard my friend 😔, I will forever remember the moments we shared and the conversations we had.
You had so much love to share with the world Edwin. I am in pain, I am numb. I cry for your closest friends and family who experienced your love even closer may they find peace in this moment. How many queer people have to die for this to stop?"
Makena asked the government to stop seeing the community as a non-issue and put up laws that protect all of them from such hate crimes.
"How many people do we have to bury for this nation to stop and listen to queer people. Edwin you fought so hard, loudly and boldly for the many that we lost. We will fight for you. Rest easy my friend, rest now Angel 🌈🕊️❤️."
Makena mentioned a list of other queer people who had mysteriously died.
"Erica ( 2021), Sheila ( 2022) Edwin ( 2023) and these are just a few. To the politicians that stand with us please walk with us Boldy, to the allys that support us please talk about this loudly, to the companies, organizations and government bodies that feel our pain please stand with us. We need to put an end to all this queer suffering. Repeal 162 this is not a law it’s a weapon to murder innocent queer people."