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Killer of Ugandan Activist Gets 30 Years

Killer of Ugandan Activist Gets 30 Years


The man who reportedly admitted to killing Ugandan gay activist David Kato has been given 30 years in prison for the crime.

Sidney Nsubuga Enoch, 22, was sentenced Thursday in Uganda's Mukono High Court by Justice Joseph Mulangira.

According to the lead state prosecutor, Loe Karungi, Nsubuga and Kato were having tea on the morning of January 26, 2011, when Kato made sexual advances to Nsubuga, "kissing Nsubuga and tickling him," before they were interrupted by a third party, Kizza Akram, who knocked on the door.

After lunch, according to Karungi, Kato locked the door and made further advances. Nsubuga reportedly excused himself to the bathroom, where he picked up a hammer -- which he used to strike Kato twice in the back of the head.

Karungi says Nsubuga then dragged an unconscious Kato into the bedroom, raided the victim's bag, and fled the premises.

At 2 o'clock, Kizza returned to the home. Seeing bloodstains, he and a neighbor entered the house and discovered Kato lying unconscious on the bed in a pool of blood.

Kato was rushed to the hospital but he did not survive.

Nsubuga was later arrested after being spotted in Mukono district. He reportedly admitted to killing Kato.

Read the full story here.

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