The Internal Security Organization has taken over investigations into the circumstances under which a man was over three months ago attacked by unidentified men who drove 6-inch nails in his hands for allegedly supporting the National Resistance Movement led by President Museveni.
The Victim who was identified as Baker Kasumba aged 23 and a resident of Kawempe, Kivvulu was attacked on August 28th as he returned home from work by unidentified assailants.
According to ISO Director General, Col.Kaka, the security agency is concerned over the growing culture of political violence that he said needs to be checked because he believes it is the opposition causing an insurgency.
Kaka revealed that unlike in the past, before the NRA went to the bush, it was being done as a culture or hobby where the state was unleashing political violence through youth wingers adding that the culture of intolerance can’t take the country anywhere because Youths need to learn the culture of political tolerance if they are to nurture democracy.
The ISO Boss noted that whereas political violence is not only exhibited by opposition politicians but also some NRM party members that he termed as crooks do it for their selfish benefit.
Kasumba said that on the fateful day, he left work at around 7 pm because it was threatening to rain and because it was still early, he decided to visit his aunt in Kalerwe but as he walked he got surrounded by a group of four people who grabbed him by the neck and dragged him to a nearby trench.
He noted that on the fateful day, he had with him shs77000 and that despite handing it to his attackers, they ignored it and told him that he had earlier been warned against putting on a yellow beret which was reason for his punishment.
The ruling NRM party recently announced they had footed bills for Kasumba whom they transferred from Mulago to a private hospital and now they have tasked ISO to take over investigations and speed up the process.
Kasumba is currently undergoing psychiatric and physiotherapy treatment.