In today's Papers,
Here is the report from the Monitor.
A man whom police arrested yesterday on allegations of killing David Kato, a human rights activist, has reportedly told police that the deceased coerced him into sodomy.
David Kato, 46, an advocacy officer for the gay rights group, Sexual Minorities Uganda, was found with head wounds at his home in Bukusa, Mukono District but died on his way to hospital last Wednesday.
Police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said the suspect had been hiding in Nakabago village, Mukono District. “It is true the suspect has been arrested but we need to record his statement first before giving a formal statement,” Ms Nabakooba said yesterday. But a police source, who preferred anonymity because he is not authorised to talk to the press, said the suspect confessed to killing Kato because he was reportedly tired of engaging in homosexual practices.
“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.
Neat, for everyone concerned, isnt it?
The major suspect is arrested, in record time. He has a 'very convincing reason' for the murder.... a reason which can exhonarate him in the eyes of most Ugandans..... He was being forced to have sex. Gay sex. He was promised a car, a house, and money.....
Wow, I do hope that someone delivers on the 25M USD that Nsaba Buturo said that I was supposed to share. My bank account is still empty. Yes, it is in the red. And, I dearly wish that state of affairs to be remedied.
Neat. For most Ugandans. No sense of guilt necessary. This was the evil gay on gay thing. Exhonerated. No need for Ugandans to have any soul searching, inciting hatred.
Except, can you punch some holes in that confession? Pretty increadible, isnt it? I am not very conversant with the 'gay panic' defence, but I thought it is kind of thin when a person has been having sex and of a sudden changes his mind.... hey, I am just asking! Anyway, I bet many Ugandans are quietly relieved.
Sigh, I am biased. So, I do not need to add onto this statement of mine.
But, there is more from the Ugandan papers. For some reason, the New Vision is following assidiously the case of the Pastor Wars. And, the 'revelations' from the 'witnesses' are interesting. This is Uganda. You have to remind yourself that these witnesses were Ssempa and Male's star witnesses in their almost 4 months battle with Pastor Kayanja during the Pastor wars.
Again, this is Uganda. The soap opera here is, frankly, captivating. I am not going to bias you anymore. Here is the New Vision report.
A prosecution witness yesterday told Buganda Road Court that Pastor Solomon Male gave him a false identity to accuse Pastor Robert Kayanja of sodomy.
The witness, who said his name was Robert Kaliba Musasizi Bulega, said Male named him Samson Mukisa, and instructed him to fabricate the story.
Male, and three other pastors, Martin Sempa, Michael Kyazze, and Robert Kayiira, are accused of conspiring to injure the reputation of Kayanja who heads the Rubaga Miracle Centre Church.
The other co-accused are State House employee Dorothy Kyomuhendo, and local musician David Mukalazi.
Matovu said he was promised sh56m to tarnish Kayanja’s name and that Kyazze gave him sh15,000 after testifying that Kayanja had sodomised him.
Hearing of the case resumes on February 16
See, the saga is ongoing. Note that date. This is Uganda. The country which gives, and continues giving and giving, and giving.
Wonder what will happen come Feb 16?
For your information, that was the second witness. The first one, the report is here. Comedy, Made in Uganda.