Murderer of Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Gets 30 Years

Sidney Nsubuga Enoch admitted to murdering Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato. Photo by Johnson Mayamba. Image via Africa Review.

While Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill is looming somewhere in Parliament, a court showed today that it will not tolerate its citizens taking the proposed law into their own hands when it handed down a 30-year sentence to the man accused of murdering gay rights activist David Kato in January. From the Africa Review:

Sidney Nsubuga Enoch, 22, committed the crime after Kato repeatedly made sexual advances toward him, according to the prosecution evidence.

The body of the deceased was discovered in a house by one Kizza Akram, who had earlier left the duo together.

The hunt for Nsubuga culminated in his arrest when he was spotted by residents in Mukono district, who alerted the police. He was arrested after which he admitted to the murder charges brought against him.

Efforts to reach leaders of Uganda’s gay community were futile as they are said to be out of the country to receive a special award recognising them for their struggle in the fight for gay rights in Uganda.

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