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Suspect Confesses to Murdering Uganda Gay Rights Activist David Kato

Suspect Confesses to Murdering Uganda Gay Rights Activist David Kato

Ugandan police officials say a man has confessed to murdering David Kato last week after an unspecified "personal disagreement" with the prominent gay rights activist. The suspect, Nsubuga Enock, was arrested Wednesday and confessed to the crime. A police spokesman said the motive wasn't robbery, nor, he claimed, was it the result of Kato's LGBT activism work that resulted in a Ugandan tabloid newspaper publishing his photo in October below the words "Hang Them."

Ugandan police officials say a man has confessed to murdering David Kato (pictured) last week after an unspecified "personal disagreement" with the prominent gay rights activist.

Reuters reports that the suspect, Nsubuga Enock, was arrested Wednesday and confessed to the crime. A police spokesman said the motive wasn't robbery, nor, he claimed, was it the result of Kato's LGBT activism work that resulted in a Ugandan tabloid newspaper publishing his photo in October below the words "Hang Them."

"He has confessed to the murder, police spokesman Vincent Ssetake told Reuters regarding Enock. "It wasn't a robbery and it wasn't because Kato was an activist. It was a personal disagreement but I can't say more than that."

Kato's driver has also been arrested in connection with the murder, Reuters reports. Enock is scheduled to appear in court Wendesday evening.

Kato was found beaten to death with a hammer in his home last week. Violence erupted during his funeral in the village of Mukono, Uganda, when a pastor grabbed the mike and began screaming, provoking strong reaction from Kato’s friends.

"The world has gone crazy," the pastor said. "People are turning away from the scriptures. They should turn back, they should abandon what they are doing. You cannot start admiring a fellow man."

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