Nyali Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammed Ali “Jicho Pevu” has weighed into the ongoing national discussion concerning the LGBTQ community in Kenya.
The conversation was triggered by the controversial death of prominent Kenyan LGBTQ rights campaigner Edwin Kiprotich Kiptoo alias Chiloba, who was reportedly killed by his roommate Jacktone Odhiambo, with whom he is believed to have been in an intimate relationship.
Odhiambo confessed to killing the model over allegations that he cheated on him.
Police revealed that he executed the murder with the help of his two friends.
Reacting to the shocking incident, MP Mohammed Ali expressed strong sentiments against the queer community.
Invoking religion, the former journalist labelled the discussion a “waste of time” and termed the group as “illegal”.
According to the Kenya Kwanza politician, all members of the contentious community should be jailed.
“God doesn’t like it and we should not entertain it,” he noted in part of his tweet.
Chiloba was on Friday, 6 January 2022, found murdered and his body stuffed in a metal box that was dumped at Kipkaren on the outskirts of Eldoret Town, Uasin Gishu County.
Chiloba’s caretaker Alex Nyamweya said that Odhiambo called him using Chiloba’s phone informing him that he was vacating the house they lived in.
Police officers indicated that the suspect vacated the house with immediate effect.
Odhiambo is a Nairobi-based freelance photographer and had joined the deceased for New Year celebrations.
Police disclosed Odhiambo told curious neighbours who had smelt a bad smell from a house Chiloba stayed with him and two others that it was a dead rat that had died therein, and he was making efforts to remove it.
The neighbours had seen him with the metal box a day earlier.
On Monday, an Eldoret court ruled that five suspects linked to the murder will remain in police custody for 21 more days as police complete investigations.
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