Police arrest suspect in Ugandan activist killing
Police insist Kato`s killing had nothing to do with his sexual orientation.
Kampala: A Ugandan police spokesman says authorities have arrested a key suspect in the killing of a prominent gay rights activist who was bludgeoned to death last week.
Vincent Sekatte said late Wednesday that the suspect made a confession before a magistrate. Sekatte said police will charge the man with murder soon.
Police insist David Kato`s killing had nothing to do with his sexual orientation. Police investigator Ronald Gata said the suspect is an ex-convict whom Kato employed three days before his death.
Gay rights campaigners though have said they believe that Kato`s death was linked to his activism.
Kato`s killing comes after a year of stepped up threats against gays in Uganda, where a bill has proposed the death penalty for some homosexual acts.