Police mounts hunt for killers of Ugandan gay rights activist

January 27, 2011 14:55

Police's Scene of Crime officers have ringed off the house in which a gay activist, David Kato was murdered yesterday. Mr David Kisule Kato, 46, died after he was hit on the head by unknown assailants at his home in Mukono District on Wednesday. He died on his way to Mulago Hospital.

Detectives and scene of crime officers spent the day picking fingerprints on the furniture and interviewing neighbours of Kato.

Police said his attackers hit him with a hammer on the head at around noon on Wednesday before locking him in the house.

Kato was listed among the 100 people suspected to be homosexuals in the country by the local tabloid Rolling Stone.

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