Here is your first look at Enock Nsubuga, the man who allegedly confessed to the murder of Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato. Nsubuga was perp walked and paraded before the media in Kampala this morning.
Police arrested one Enock Nsubuga alias Sydney as prime suspect and he has since confessed to hitting the deceased with a hammer on the head while he was in the bathroom. Police chief Maj. Gen. Kale who paraded Nsubuga before the media in Kampala, says investigations into the murder are still on going and that charges of murder could be preferred. He says the murder is not related to the late Kato's gay rights activities but was linked to a case of robbery. David Kato's murder has attracted international criticism over alleged harassment of gays in Uganda.
Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura ... said Nsubuga, who was paraded to the press at the briefing, confessed to killing Kato in the extra-judicial statement he recorded at Mukono magistrate’s court. According to the statement, Kato allegedly promised to pay Nsubuga for consensual sex on January 25. However, Kato failed to pay, prompting Nsubuga to kill him.
Kayihura explained that the Police followed clues that pointed to robbery, adding that Nsubuga had a long criminal record. He, however, said there was no evidence linking Kato’s murder to his sexuality.
Authorities have refused to link Kato's murder to his activism or being listed among the nation's "100 Top Homos" by the infamous local anti-gay tabloid Rolling Stone. Kato reportedly received numerous death threats after his name and photo made the front page with the headline "Hang Them".
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