Police in Wandegeya is investigating an incident in which a 21-year-old man, who was donning a National Resistance Movement (NRM) cap, was hit by two men who then hammered six-inch nails through his palms, nailing them together.
According to Police, Baker Kasumba, a resident of Avis Kivvulu in Ttula, Kawempe division in Kampala, was intercepted near the Northern Bypass flyover at Kalerwe by two unknown men who hit him on the head and later drove nails through his hands.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango said they believe the attack on Kasumba was pre-planned.
However, Bobi wine came out also condoning the attack but claimed that the police’s statement cannot be trusted because it has been all-time used by the ruling Government to side with NRM instead of serving the whole nation.
“I have seen these gross pictures of a young man who was allegedly attacked by unknown people, hit on the head, and had his hands nailed! According to a statement released by the police authorities, the 21-year-old victim is called Kasumba Baker, a resident of Kawempe.” Bobi wine stated. He went ahead to say:-
If this is true, we condemn it in the strongest terms. President Museveni and his regime got power by using extreme violence on our people and have sustained themselves in power through extreme violence.
As citizens of Uganda, no matter how much we get provoked by this regime, we must not fall into the trap of resorting to violence, because as the history of our country has shown us, violence only leads to more violence and the cycle never ends.
That is why we emphasize a non-violent struggle to rid our country of dictatorship through People Power! I know that many of our comrades countywide have been arrested, beaten up and assaulted by the authorities for putting on the People Power berets in a very provocative manner- but we must always remember that the regime has deliberately tried everything to portray us as violent so as to respond to us with too much violence- let’s win by rising above their shameless schemes.
That said, I must add that the most unfortunate thing that has happened to our country is that no one can tell what is true and what is not true. The majority of the citizens cannot even tell whether what comes out of the police force is true or not.
Only a few days ago, they released a ridiculous video that they claimed depicted moments of our fallen brother Ziggy Wyne at Mulago hospital! Many who watched it could not help but wonder how we ended up here.
Therefore, we cannot at this point confirm the account of this alleged nailing of Mr. Kasumba. We hope that this time around, the authorities can professionally investigate this issue, and if found true, hold those culpable to account.