UP DATE TO THE MURDER OF DAVID KATO KISULE OF MUKONO
NSUBUGA Enock aka Sydney, the prime suspect in the murder of David Kato Kisuule, a gay activist was arrested yesterday at 1600hours at Nakabago in Mukono District by a team of police officers supported by crime preventers.
Kato, 48, who was a self-employed Ugandan, was attacked on 26 January, 2011 at around 2p.m at his home in Bukusa-Kyetume, Nakisunga - Mukono District.
Nsubuga, the suspect confessed to the act of murder and was taken to Mukono Magistrate’s Court for an extra- judicial statement yesterday.
According to the statement of the suspect, Nsubuga on the 25th of February 2011 negotiated with the suspect to be paid money for using him as sexual partner, but the promise was never fulfilled.
The following day which was 26th,February ,2011, Nsubuga confessed that he picked a hammer from the bathroom and hit him on the head which resulted into his death. Nsubuga, further said that he locked the house and took off with some of the items belonging to the deceased.
The residents who claimed to have seen someone in a jacket and shoes that belonged to the deceased moving out of the house in a hurry, which attracted the attention and subsequent suspicion of the people in the neighbourhood, have today identified Nsubuga in an identification parade conducted at Mukono Police Station.
FACTS ABOUT THE CASE
On 26th February, 2011 at aound 1430 hours, Kato was found unconscious in his bedroom by 3 neighbours bleeding with 2 wounds on his head. He was rushed to a nearby clinic but he medical officers there advised the relatives to take him to Mulago Referral hospital.
Visiting of the scene
At the scene, police found the body of the deceased had already been taken to Kawolo hospital by the relatives for a post mortem.
At the murder scene, the police found a hammer with blood stains in the sitting room of the deceased. A trail of blood from the sitting room led to the bedroom which had been ransacked.
Among the clues followed by police are:
• Robbery by Nsubuga Enock Sydney who had earlier been seen walking away a few minutes before the deceased was found unconscious and bleeding, was looked at as the principal suspect. Nsubuga has a long criminal record. He was on remand for theft of a phone but also had other criminal records in his home area.
• One Senoga, a special hire driver whom the deceased used to hire, was also said to have visited the home of the deceased earlier in the day and behaved suspiciously.
Exhibits: A search was carried out by Government Analytical Laboratories (GAL) and Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO) and the following exhibits were recovered:
• 01 blood stained hammer
• 02 underwear
• 01 towel
• 04 blood samples
• Finger prints from the ward robe
• Foot prints from the carpet
• 01 pair of gum boots, where keys of the house were found
• Container for Orange Internet Modem
• 01 Financial Card
• 01 blue bed sheet
The post-mortem report from Kawolo Hospital indicate the deceased died as a result of the head injuries.
Arrest of suspects
• On 26th January 2011, SENOGA ANOLD was arrested and interrogated. He denied being responsible for the murder. He is still under interrogation.
• The principle suspect NSUBUGA ENOCK SYDENY:
Has confessed to the offence. An extra judicial statement has been recorded from him.
He was arrested while dressed in the brown shoes he had robbed from the deceased
He has confessed that he also robbed a camera and other clothes
He claimed the deceased convinced him to play sex with him in the night after making him drunk from a nearby pub.
He claims he was provoked to hit the victim because he was demanding to play sex with him that afternoon and yet he was not interested in the same.
• Submit exhibits submitted to GAL and police is waiting for the report to re-inforce the investigations.
• Police yet to recover exhibits robbed by NSUBUGA ENOCK SYDNEY
• Subjecting the prime suspect, NSUBUGA ENOCK SYDENY to medical examination
• Case to be taken to Court
The police investigations into the murder are continuing today with detectives in the field to recover some of the stolen items. Anyone who has information related to this case is encouraged to bring that information to the Police.
Investigations so far conducted show no indications that the deceased’ campaign against Homosexuality Bill, that is before Parliament was a contributing factor to his death. The police has not received any information pointing to a hate crime apart from speculation from the public. The public is cautioned against intolerance especially exhibited in the media for example in the case of the Rolling Stone newspaper which had the headline “HANG THEM”. I am glad that court quickly took action against this publication. In addition, I request sections of the Clergy campaigning against homosexuality to exercise restraint.
We are committed to speedy investigations and prosecution of the culprits.
MAJ. GEN. KALE KAYIHURA
THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE
FEBRUARY 3, 2011