Ugandan nanny charged with attempted murder

The Police in Uganda has charged the nanny who was caught on camera abusing a 2-year-old girl with attempted murder.

A Police Officer, Patrick Onyango who disclosed this said the case was referred to the State Attorney of Uganda who then amended the charge.

The suspect; 22-year-old Jolly Tumuhiirwe, was arrested and charged under Uganda’s Anti-Torture Act Section 3.

Officer Onyango cautioned parents not to ‘trust house helps, don’t trust these maids.’

He suggested that parents who decide to employ the services of a house help, ‘you can bring a relative to be part of your family so that you don’t leave the kid alone at home. If you don’t want a family member, you can seek the services of a CCTV camera at home to monitor what is going on.’

Tumuhiirwe was caught on video torturing a 2-year-old girl in Uganda after the little gilr vomited food she had been forced to eat.

Her actions came to light after the parents of the little girl installed a hidden camera in the living room to monitor what happens in their absence.

The toddler’s father, Erick Kamanzi, a senior staff at a reputable NGO in Kampala was arrested for mercilessly beating the house help after viewing the video.

He was arrested by the Police but was later released when the Police were shown the video.

Uganda’s Youth and Children Affairs Minister, Ronald Kibuule on Sunday visited the family.

According to him, his Ministry will design a legal and policy framework which will regulate the activities of maids and other domestic staff.

‘We want to put in place basic professional requirements so that companies that recruit maids are registered and maids who are exploited and abused by their bosses too have protection,’ he said.

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