A court in Eldoret freed four suspects linked to the murder of LGBTQ activist Edwin Kiprotich Kiptoo alias Chiloba.
The court however directed that prime suspect Jacktone Odhiambo should face murder charges at the High Court.
Odhiambo was his boyfriend.
Senior Principal Richard Odenyo made the order on Tuesday, January 31.
Among those released was bodybuilder Dennis Litali while three other suspects will report to police every month for three months, the court directed.
Odhiambo was immediately taken to the High Court to face murder charges.
The prosecution said it had no evidence to charge the four leading to their release
They have been in custody for 21 days for investigations to be completed.
Odenyo had early this month granted the DCI 21 days to hold the suspects in order to facilitate the completion of investigations.
Chiloba was found murdered and his body was stashed in a metal box, which was dumped at Hurlingham village near
Kipkaren on January 3, 2023. He was buried at his parents’ home in Elgeyo Marakwet.