Ugandan GLBT activists are not confident that the death of gay activist David Kato will be investigated in an impartial manner. They have questioned claims that Kato’s murderer was his lover or that his death was at the hands of robbers.
“There are lots of lies spreading and I warn that you will hear many more,” Ugandan activist and blogger Val Kalende wrote earlier this month.
“David was no ordinary Ugandan. The government of Uganda, anti-homosexuality [bill] sponsor David Bahati, anti-gay pastors, and the American religious right will all want a piece of David and the only way to do that is to convince the world that David was a participant in his own death.”
Police initially claimed Kato’s death was just one in a string of robberies. They arrested his driver, then arrested another man they claim confessed to killing Kato for not rewarding him for sex.