He was transferred after a visit by the NRM secretary general Justine Kasule Lumumba
Baker Kasumba a 21-year-old man who was attacked for donning a National Resistance Movement (NRM) beret by two men who drove two six-inch nails through his hands has been transferred from Mulago National Referral Hospital where he had been admitted.
Kasumba was transferred after a visit by the NRM secretary general Justine Kasule Lumumba.
Sources told New Vision that Kasumba was transferred from Mulago Hospital to an unknown facility to receive the best treatment. Lumumba on Friday confirmed she had visited Mulago to check on Baker.
"I went to Mulago Hospital this morning to check on Baker Kasumba an NRM supporter who was assaulted by unknown assailants because of his support for the party. He needs your prayers," she said in a Facebook post.
She called on political leaders to strongly condemn and discourage their supporters from politically driven acts of violence because they are barbaric.
"Politics is supposed to unite us to better ourselves not be the reason we lose our lives or suffer injuries," Lumumba said.
Kasumba a resident of Avis Kivvulu in Ttula, Kawempe division was intercepted at the Northern Bypass flyover at Kalerwe by two unknown men who struck him on the head rendering him unconscious and later drove the nails through his hands.
Police believe the attack was premeditated after Kasumba revealed he had previously received a warning to abandon the NRM party or face consequences.