Kato’s Murderer Says He Killed After Being ‘Coerced into Sodomy’

More details are coming out about the "personal disagreement" cited by Nsubuga Enock, the man who confessed to the killing of LGBT Ugandan activist David Kato (pictured), from a police source:

David_kato “We have taken him to Mukono Magistrate’s Court to record an extrajudicial statement,” the source said. “He told us that he killed Kato after he failed to give him a car, a house and money he promised as rewards for having sex with him,” the source said.

Kato is alleged to have bailed the suspect out of Kawuga Prison on January 24, where he been remanded on charges of theft of a mobile phone. The suspect told police that he stayed with Kato for two days. He accused the deceased of having sex with him and promising to pay him during the period.

The suspect allegedly told the police he got tired of having sex with Kato but the latter would not have any of his excuses. “The suspect said he left the bedroom, went to a store and picked a hammer which he used to hit him [Kato] while he was still in bed,” the source said. The death of Kato was condemned by the international community as an attack on the gay community.


  1. Derrick from Philly says

    Well, it’s one of the most idiotic “gay panic” excuses for the murder of an innocent gay man I’ve ever heard. But in Right-Wing Christian dominated Uganda–it may be enough. Wouldn’t work in Tea Party dominated Western Ohio though, would it? ( I was going to use Mississippi, but I get tired of pickin’ on the South).

  2. Chitown Kev says

    Oh,now Miss Derrick, you know that gay panic would work somewhere in the vast swath of Pennsylvania between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh (I really do want the Steelers to win the Super Bowl not so much because I like the Steelers but as a Chicago football queen, the thought of Green Bay winning the Super Bowl just turns my stomach).

  3. Critifur says

    Well doesn’t this admission fit just perfectly into the Ugandan government’s needs for a scapegoat? This was not just a random killing of a gay activist, it was the killing of an evil sexual predator, by the preyed upon, in response to an unwanted advance. Gay panic has worked so well as a defense in the US, so how could it not in Uganda? So a criminal who was recused by the murder victim is now a hero to the Ugandans for ridding them of Kato. Brilliant. It all worked out so well in the end. Too perfect.

  4. rovex says

    This is likely to wash in Africa unfortunately. They still largely believe in demons and possession and other such crap. The ‘hetero’ was the victim of homosexuality and demons.

  5. Rowan says

    I wish this wasn’t so predictable.

    So because of international uproar, they pretend it was a robbery but because they despise gays so much, they must bring in this excuse to tarnish the name of the gay rights activist.

    Wow. Well, I’m not shicked just thought they would’ve stayed with the allege robbery crap.

    I can really see how a small slight man like David could do this and therefore not rest in peace.

    Africa was never this rabidly anti-gay, granted I haven’t been EVERYWHERE there but I’ve been to east and west.

    And also, were they always THIS Christian??

    I need to read up more…

  6. Derrick from Philly says

    You’re right, ChiKev:

    I often forget that there is anything between Philadelphia and Pittsburg. I think it’s a region called Paterno.

    And you are right the Tea Party and anti-gay sentiment is alive and well all over the country–not just any particular region. It’s just the idea that you can brutally end someone’s life because they alledgedly promised you something, and you gave them sex for it.

    Every minority group has some lie that is constantly used against them to justify murdering them: sexual predator used to be the lie used to lynch black men. This lie of gay men using “coercion” against poor defenseless (and obviously brainless) straight guys is the lie used to murder gay men.

  7. Alex Parrish says

    So David Kato continues to be victimized — even after death. No one should be surprised by this type of scapegoating but there is plenty of shame to go around. Some of it belongs squarely on the shoulders of American evangelists of christo-centric hate. This scapegoating of the victim is a feeble attempt to deflect guilt from where it really belongs. Unfortunately, there is little we can do to prevent this, except to continue to expose the haters. I am saddened.

  8. ratbastard says

    Stop applying western, first world norms to places like Uganda. Their society and culture are different. Words have different meanings. It’s like using modern western first world commonly held beliefs to try and understand how those in America and elsewhere lived and thought 100-200 years ago. And I’m not being racist by saying this. I’m not saying all ‘Black’ people are backward, neither am I saying all ‘White’ people are ‘Advanced’ and forward thinking. Just places like Uganda are not America or western Europe. They are not P.C.

  9. mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com says

    how convenient

    I wonder if the threat of torture or a paycheck is what motivated this very convenient way to sweep the international embarrassment of the situation under the rug

    I’m sure there are many USA evangelical groups that are active in Uganda who would have the funds and not have an issue with a pay off to help clean some hands of the “Kill the gays” mentality in uganda

    see, it wasn’t the evil xtian beliefs but rather the evil gay person’s own fault


  10. mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com says

    PS rowan

    read up on the kingdom of Congo

    Before the jesuit missionaries got there the Kingdom of Kongo accepted men who dressed as women and married other men holding them in high esteem which shocked the jesuits to no end

  11. Jim says

    How convenient that there is no one still alive to prove or disprove this idiotic excuse for murder. If the murderer was able to go buy a hammer, he could have instead simply kept going rather than going back and committing murder.

  12. just a guy says

    a. I don’t buy. I think it’s a pure lie. In a place rule by Christo-facscist church types, it’s WAY too easy to make up a bold-faced lie about a subordinated minority member. THIS IS EXACTLY LIKE THE KKK USED TO MAKE UP OUTRAGEOUS LIES ABOUT BLACK DUDES COMING ON TO WHITE CHICKS…and then hanging them for it.

    Plus, even if it were true–which I don’t believe for a second…the “straight” dude was a prostitute, and prostitutes who kill don’t deserve sympathy. But it’s a lie, a hate-based outrageous lie.

    This is outrage.

  13. Derrick from Philly says



    You’re using that word for the savages who lynched Matthew Shepard also? Of course, you are, you fair-thinking, decent, open-minded Caucasian Homosexual, you.

    “and wtf is Obama doing at their “prayer” breakfast?!!! He should know better”

    He’s trying to be re-elected President of the United States, not the President of San Francisco. It’s called not getting the Evangelicals all riled up with fear–it worked in 2008.

    God Lord, between the racists and the idealists on this blog….

  14. ted says

    The tea party is not racist nor anti-gay. It is about having a smaller government – a government so small it cannot tell you who you can and cannot sleep with. I am openly gay in the Tea Party movement in Louisiana, and if I can be out and gay here, you can be out and gay in any tea party in the country. It is about commerce and taxation, not morality.

  15. ted says

    The problem with this story is that gay activists jumped on i t like the grail for showing the result of hate in Uganda. It looks like the result of an insane person coming into the life of the murdered man. By not waiting to find out waht happened, the gay movement hampers its own work by mislabeling the incident.

  16. GregV says

    @Ted: So you’re taking in the storyline issued by representatives of the homophobic thugs who were just days before threatening to kill Kato, and you’re buying it, hook line and sinker?

    I really can’t be surprised by anything that anonymous commenters post on the internet (because you could be anyone from Ted Haggard to Joe Blow in Kentucky to a paid propagandist in Museveni’s cabinet).

    But I still shake my head in near disbelief when anyone even gives the appearance of believing that a confessing murderer or representative of a clearly corrupt and violent administration couldn’t possibly be lying.

  17. lewlew says

    “told the police he got tired of having sex with Kato”

    Cmon now, there’s no panic in that statement.

  18. mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com says


    put down that hillbilly heroine for a second and rethink everything you posted

  19. ratbastard says


    Calling people charged names like ‘Hillbilly’ IS NOT going to win you the possible friendship of the person you’re attacking, nor is it likely to convert them to your way of thinking. Assuming this is your intention of course. Think before opening your piehole or posting online.

  20. Chitown Kev says

    @Derrick From Philly

    “a region called Paterno”

    Gurl, you have a lot of nerve trying to throw that name into the face of someone born and raised in Michigan (thank the FSP we got rid of our hillbilly coach).

  21. just a guy says

    @Derrick from Philly, hasn’t he avoided that hate-based event in other years? I don’t see how going helps him.

    At the least, he better have been praying that their sorry asses change their tune.

  22. says


    The police source in David’s murder is highly suspicious. No one should be trusting their story.

    Regardless of the circumstances of the murder, David–and other visible gay people and gay activists–were targeted for death. That is indisputable. Homosexuality could still be punishable by death in Uganda. That is indisputable. Our concern is not misplaced.

    There is ample evidence that some in the Tea Party are racist. And there is ample evidence that many in the Tea Party are homophobic. Their so-called small government philosophy does not extend to gay rights. Many Tea Party candidates are on record as anti-gay. The true libertarians are not leading the movement.

  23. gregg says

    who’s gonna bail him outta prison now? Scott Lively?

    and Ted, I agree with what you say about the Tea Party regarding them wanting small gov, etc., but really, it comes down to a moral issue when all the heads of the party openly
    state that they believe marriage is between one man and one woman. they can believe that, fine. just don’t legislate it.

    Let’s have a little more separation of church and state please.