• Hundreds of mourners thronged the home where the family eulogized him as a good person who had been wrongly portrayed as a bad person.
Murdered LQBTQ activist Edwin Kiprotich Kiptoo alias Chiloba has been buried at his parent's home near Sergoit in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Hundreds of mourners thronged the home where the family eulogized him as a good person who had been wrongly portrayed as a bad person.
His mother Rael Kiptoo in a tribute read on her behalf said she had accepted that his was gone and would never return.
"Even if we question the answers will not come now. The truth is known to God," she said.
He was also eulogized by lecturers and students from the University of Eldoret where he was studying a course in fashion design before his death.
The family including his cousin Gaudensia Chiri said although his death had elicited a lot of controversies, they knew Chiloba as a humble but outgoing person who loved everything to do with fashion.
"Our brother was a person and a good person whom we knew from childhood as a God-fearing humble person," Chiri said.
Most of the family members said Chiloba had been a pastor in school.
"He was hard working and loved fashion which he was brilliant," said his sister Gladys.
They asked the government to ensure he gets Justice.
One teacher asked parents to be close to their children to understand them and not judge them
A preacher from the University Reverend Joseph Namuli of the KAG church at Chepkoilel gave a sermon in which he dwelt on the importance of salvation.
He said it was not proper to rush into judging a dead person because no one knew what the deceased told God before death.
The family asked the media not to cover the final rites at the grave site as Chiloba was laid to rest.
He was found murdered and his body stashed in a metal box which was dumped at Hurlingham village near Kipkaren on the outskirts of Eldoret on January 3rd 2023