TDoR 2021 / 2021 / August / 30 / Erica Kitula Chandra

Erica Kitula Chandra

30 Aug 2021
Nairobi (Kenya)

Erica Kitula Chandra
Erica Kitula Chandra [photo:]

Erica was murdered and her body found on a road.

It was sad and painful to the family and friends of Erica Chandra, a transgender woman who was found murdered at westlands along General Mathenge Drive.

Erica was a member of a 'JINSiANGU' an organization whose slogan is ' Creating safe space for the existence of intersex, transgender and gender nonconforming (ITGNC) individuals.

Jinsiangu is a Nairobi based social justice organization working to create awareness and respect to ITGNC Kenyans.

A close friend posted the sad news and even confessed that they were always together for the meetings and trainings at Jinsiangu in Nairobi. She also mentioned that few times when the late had no where to go, she would visit her in her house.

The motive behind her killing is yet to be known but authorities are also yet to give their [findings].

The Jinsiangu team and the Intersex, Transgender and Gender Diverse (G.N.C) community are deeply saddened by the news of the death of our very own, Erica, a member of Jinsiangu. Law enforcement confirmed Erica’s death at the scene in the early morning of 30th August,2021.

Her body was found along General Mathenge road in westlands. According to the autopsy report conducted on 31st August, 2021, as shared by Erica’s family with Jinsiangu, Erica had complications with her heart and chest. However, considering the circumstances surrounding how she was found, further investigations are being conducted, we cannot speculate.

Jinsiangu continues to work directly with the family of Erica during this difficult time. We send our heartfelt condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of the late Erica. Erica shall be fondly remembered as a family member, a member of Jinsiangu who was passionate about advocacy and the visibility of I.T.GNC persons’ and their lived realities, and as a peer educator.

Erica's murder was not recorded in the TDoR 2021 memorial list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2021.

Report added: 1 May 2022. Last updated: 8 May 2022

Trigger warning

This site contains reports of violence against transgender people, and links to detailed reports which contain graphic imagery.

Please continue with caution.


Get me out of here!