National Resistance Movement-NRM blogger Ashburg Kato is nursing wounds from torture allegedly inflicted on him by Uganda police.
“I have been badly assaulted (physically), embarrassed and manhandled by O.C of Post Office Police Post (Atwasa Gilbert). They would have beat me but not towe the car I just borrowed to take me at @ubctvuganda to present a National Project about the Climate Change…,” Asgburg wrote on tweeter.
Ashburg alleges that even after the officers identifying him, they continued beating him leaving some of his teeth missing from his mouth.
“….they continued to beat the teeth out of me, how can I lose teeth in the hands of the government and same institution I had just represented on a national TV like this??? Is this how u could pay me @PoliceUg? Thank u,” Ashburg cried out.
“@Balaam1980 tried to save me but they couldn’t talk to him, I called everyone I thought could help me but they didn’t pick, others couldn’t do much to save a fakini Katto, I am hurt to core, I can’t even forgive myself. I thought I was of a little value to my gov’t I was wrong.
“I wish I can die rather than being hurt by my very own….Thank u.
“Thank u, thank u. How will I even walk on the same streets with these gaps in my teeth God? How? Friends, I’m in pain. As in real pain but the doctors at Senta Medical are trying,” Kato added
The blogger has however insisted that he will still vote for president Museveni in the next elections.
“I WILL VOTE @KagutaMuseveni AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY COUNTRY BÙT AS OF NOW… I DENOUNCE MY LOVE N SUPPORT FOR THIS GOVERNMENT. LET ME TREAT MY WOUNDS, PAIN & SHAME IN PEACE, I WILL RISE AGAIN INSHALLAH,” He promised.