Police in Uganda are investigating circumstances under which a man identified as Baker Kasumba was nailed in the hands by yet to be identified people around Kalerwe.
Kasumba, 21, a resident of Avis Kavulu according to Police, yesterday left his workplace at Jesco Ham shopping center heading home “but realized he had spent some time without visiting his mother. He decided to go and check on her.”
Police claim that Kasumba who was clad in an NRM cap took a shorter route through Kalerwe but was intercepted at the flyover by two men who hit him on the head, grabbed him and nailed him with six inches’ nails.
Kasumba’s situation was only saved by two women who saw the incidents and made an alarm. Kalerewe police would later arrive at the scene and whisk Kasumba away from medical attention in Mulago.
“He is currently on treatment in Mulago, but out of danger,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said.
According to a reported narration from Kasumba, he claims that a few days earlier, a man had threatened him at his workplace to stop supporting the NRM and President Museveni. He, therefore, suspects the same man could have planned with others to harass him.
“We shall not accept this kind of political intimidation and whoever is using it should desist from it. We condemn the attack in the strongest term it deserves,” a statement from police reads.