David Kato (Pic: Jocelyn Edwards)

The trial of the alleged killer of Ugandan LGBT activist, David Kato, has been postponed for the second time, to March 17, reports the Daily Monitor.

Enock Nsubuga Balibagga is accused of bludgeoning Kato to death with a hammer in Kato’s home on 26 January.

Nsubuga now claims that he did not intend to kill Kato but was defending himself after the activist tried to force him to have sex.

Earlier reports said that Nsubuga claimed to have murdered Kato after Kato failed to provide him with promised financial and material rewards in return for sex.

Nsubuga will remain in Luzira prison until the resumption of the trial.

Many activists believe that Kato’s murder is related to anti-gay sentiment in Uganda. He reportedly received death threats after his picture was published in a local newspaper identifying him as gay with a headline calling for gays to be hung.

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