Kato, whose name and photograph recently appeared on the front page of an anti-gay Kampala-based newspaper under the headline “Hang Them,” was beaten to death in his home.
Nina O’Farrell, head of HIV at Christian Aid, said: “It is vital to defend the rights of specific groups who are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection, including gay people, who also suffer from heightened stigma and discrimination, which in many cases makes them less likely to access HIV treatment, care and support.”
She continued: “Our work is founded on Christian faith and inspired by hope. We believe that all people are created equal, with inherent dignity and infinite worth. We act to change an unjust world, helping people to claim the rights owed to them by virtue of their humanity.”