• The main suspect in Edwin Chiloba's murder is his best friend Jackton Odhiambo.
• Appearing before a Court in Eldoret, Odhiambo argued that his family will not survive if he remains in custody.
Jackton Odhiambo, the Prime suspect in the murder of LGBTQ activist and model Edwin Chiloba has requested the court to be released on bond to be able to feed his family.
Appearing before a Court in Eldoret, Odhiambo argued that his family will not survive if he remains in custody.
"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 alias Chiloba for 21 days.
Senior Principal Richard Odenyo granted the DCI 21 days to hold the suspects in order to facilitate completion of investigations.
The five include Jacktone Odhiambo who is the prime suspect along with three under age suspects.
Eldoret South DCI boss Stephen Mumba made an application seeking to hold the suspects for investigations to be completed.
Mumba said he was investigating a case of murder of Edwin Kiprotich kiptoo alias Chiloba.
Chiloba's body was found stashed in a metallic box in the Mogombet area of Kapsaret in Uasin Gishu County.
According to the 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 established 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.
Odhiambo alleges he murdered his partner for cheating on him.
Odhiambo who had been staying with the deceased for a period of one year in Eldoret was arrested on Friday as the main suspect in the murder.
The two used to live together as husband and wife.