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Uganda: Kato's killer jailed for 30 years

Fri 11 Nov 2011 In: International News View at Wayback

David Kato was murdered in his home The man who murdered Ugandan gay rights advocate David Kato has been jailed for 30 years. Sidney Nsubuga Enoch, 22, is reported to have received the sentence at the Mukono High Court, after he admitted murdering the 46-year-old. He claimed he hit Kato on the back of the head with a hammer after the victim "demanded sex" from him. The 22-year-old then stole a camera, keyboard, t-shirts, shoes and a mobile phone from Kato. In the face of international condemnation, Ugandan police have denied Kato's death had anything to do with his gay rights activism in the African nation, where homosexuality remains illegal. The killing came just months after Kato's name and picture were printed in a newspaper which identified a number of men as gay and called for them to be hung. Kato was a school teacher and gay rights activist who had led a campaign against a controversial "kill the gays" bill, which still has an unclear future.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 11th November 2011 - 12:02pm

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