Kenya: LGBTQ community demands justice for Chiloba

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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The killing of Kenyan LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba on Wednesday sparked outrage in his community, found in a metal box on a road in Uasin Gishu county in western Kenya, Chiloba’s body was taken to a hospital to establish due to death.

Felix Kasanda aka Mama G LGBTQ activist and friend of the victim spoke out against the discrimination and violence the community faces.

“So many people have been killed because of their sexual orientation. No action has been taken by the government, whether it was the previous government or the current government. They say these people deserve to be killed because they are gay (in Kiswahili) ‘you are gay and you deserve to be killed’. Felix Kasanda declared.

Kenyan police are investigating the death of Edwin Chiloba after a motorbike taxi driver reported seeing the metal box containing his body being thrown from a vehicle without license plates.

Calls for justice have gone beyond Kenya’s borders: the Ghanaian human rights organization Rightify has called on President Ruto to “ensure the protection and promotion of the rights of sexual and gender minorities”.

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