By Ronald Nahabwe
Uganda Police in Kampala has launched a hunt for un-known thugs allegedly accused of punching 6 inch nails in the hands of Baker Kasumba, a resident of Kivuulu in Kawempe Division only 30meters away from Kibe Police Post along Northern Bypass towards Busega junction.
A yet to be known merciless thugs joined his palms together, placed his NRM Party beret in the middle and used a hammer to drive the nails through his hands.
In Kasumba’s statement at Kibe Police Post in Kalerwe, Kasumba said he was nailed by unknown people accusing him of wearing a yellow beret, which is commonly used by the National Resistance Movement-NRM party activists.
He told police that his attackers told him that he was being nailed to die for his party, which he seems to love that much. He met his attackers as he was walking to his home. According to a police officer
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said Police have launched a manhunt for the culprits.
According to the Kawempe Division Police Commander – DPC, Denis Odoch and Officer in Charge of Kaleerwe police station, Twahir Kasembeza Kasumba was grabbed, threatened to be killed but the attackers decided to give him a lesson he will never forget.
Odoch said he would be briefing the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango about their findings to brief the media.
However, a police officer said they are going to use the CCTV photage to find out who nailed Kasumba since Kasumba didn’t recognize the two men who grabbed him, laid him on the concrete pavement and nailed him with two 6-inch nails.
Kibe Police Post recorded Kasumba’s case under SD Ref 32/28/08/2019. Officers at the post, says Kasumba walked to the post groaning in pain. By press time, Kasumba was getting treatment at Mulago National Referral hospital. Doctors had successfully removed the nails from Kasumba’s hands.