Tuesday, 25 November 2014

18-Month-Old Baby Brutalized By Maid is Alive! Watch Police Say Maid 22-Year-Old Jolly to Appear in Court December 8th...

The whole of Africa went mad when graphic footage of a maid brutalizing an 18-month-old baby hit the net. The maid, Jolly Tumuhirwe, 22, hit 18-month-old girl,  when she resisted feeding and then throwing her to the floor after she vomitted, beating her with a torch, before stepping on her and kicking her. The child's father Eric Kamanzi said he installed the camera after he noticed bruises on his daughter and that she was limping. After capturing the violence on film, the police say he reported the incident to the police on 13 November.

Watch the Police talk about it HERE

In a statement confirming that the maid has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, the police advise that people should "[take] great care while selecting domestic helpers." They recommend that families do background checks with friends, neighbours, local police, council and previous employers before taking on such an employee. But the police also added that families should treat domestic staff well.
In Uganda, there's no requirement for nannies to have qualifications and the police statement warns of other horror stories: "In extreme situations maids or helpers have suffocated babies to death, stuffed them in fridges, injected them with HIV/Aids, sexually molested infants and attempted suicide due to psychological problems and mental fits."
The video made it on to the internet after the girl's father Kamanzi shared it privately with family members, who then passed it on to their friends - one of whom then posted it online.
"Personally, I prefer my privacy but I'm sure I helped a lot of people out there and on that note I'm happy that the video is out there." Kamanzi says his daughter is now physically well.
Ms Jolly Tumuhirwe will appear in court on 8 December to face charges.

Credit BBC

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