We find it VERY hard to believe that this could possibly be true.
According to Ugandan police, slain gay rights activist David Kato was not killed for his gay-rights campaign, but rather was murdered by a sex partner.
Gay rights activists in Kampala are skeptical, as they have feared for some time that their government might try to cover up the fact that Kato's death was hate-related.
The Ugandan police say they've arrested a man, Enock Nsubuga, who's "confessed" and claims he'd been staying at Kato's home after he was bailed out of jail by David on Jan 24.
Here's what Uganda's top police officer Inspector General Kale Kayihura had to say about it:
“According to the suspect, he negotiated with the deceased to be paid money as he was to be used as a sexual partner. The following day, Nsubuga confesses that he picked a hammer from the bathroom and hit him on the head. There is nothing concrete to suggest that Nsubuga was motivated by hate, although we are not dismissing it.”
We're still not convinced. It's gonna take more evidence to prove to us that David Kato's death wasn't hate-related.
[Image via AP Images.]
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