"The prime suspect, Nsubuga Enock, was arrested today at around 4pm when he went to visit his girlfriend," police spokesman Vincent Ssetake told Reuters. "He has confessed to the murder. 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."
Police said last week that Enock, whom they described as a "well-known thief," had been staying with Kato after the activist bailed him out of prison on January 24. Kato's driver was also arrested in connection with the murder. Police spokespeople could not confirm whether he had since been released.
Enock will appear in court tonight.
The Los Angeles Times reports Ugandan police are "searching for another [suspect] who had worked for Kato." Not sure is this the previously mentioned driver.
The 46-year-old Kato was the spokesman for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), the sole LGBT rights organization in the small East African nation. In October, Kato made the front page and was listed among the nation's "100 Top Homos" by the infamous local anti-gay tabloid Rolling Stone. Authorities have refused to link Kato's murder to his activism or the tabloid outing.
At Kato's funeral last Friday, fights erupted after after a local pastor grabbed the microphone and blasted homosexuality. Kato's gay friends were forced to bury the body because villagers refused to do so.
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