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Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by funken: 4:52pm On Nov 24, 2014
Kampala Police have amended the charge sheet of the 22-year-old maid, who was caught on camera brutalizing one-and-half-year-old child, from torture to attempted murder.

Jolly Tumuhirwe, the maid in the footage, had been remanded in Luzira prison by the Nakawa Magistrates Court for torture under Section 41 of the Anti-Torture Act and was set to re-appear in court on December 8.

However, Mr Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said in a press statement: “The charge against her has been amended to attempted murder upon re-perusal by the Resident State Attorney and the pending lines of inquiry in advanced stages.” He added: “The maid admitted to partly hitting the infant with a torch, a process that was captured in the video clip. She was further subjected to medical tests and established to be a person of sound mind.”

Mr Enanga cautioned employers to reflect on the selection criterion of their domestic staff, arguing such acts could be linked to “psychological problems suffered by maids and helpers”. Ms Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, yesterday commended the restraint of Arnella’s parents.

“Given the magnitude of torture meted out on their child, anybody would have picked the nearest object and killed the maid but he followed the law. We are also forwarding to Parliament the 2014 Children Amendment Act to strengthen the law on child abuse,” she said.

Mother narrates tortured baby’s ordeal

Baby Arnella Kamanzi strikes you with her contagious smile. Her charming baby white eyes and cute lips twinkle as she throws her tender arms and legs around her mother and mutters an innocent word or two. The moment a stranger holds her, those cheerful eyes get teary and a strange frown overlaps the adorable sweet smiling face. She screams and struggles to liberate herself. When her parents embrace her, the jolly face returns instantly and beams with an even brighter smile that mellows your heart.

For the last three days, baby Arnella has arguably been the most passionately discussed topic on social media. In the video, a visibly angry Jolly Tumuhirwe is seen feeding baby Arnella using a spoon, forcefully putting the spoon in her mouth and angrily barking at her while she herself partakes of her food from the same plate and spoon. The baby vomits on the floor. Tumuhirwe pauses, gathers her anger and viciously throws the baby off the couch, hitting her head on the tiled floor. She follows her, spanks her severely with a torch as the girl cries her heart out. She then kicks her and puts her entire weight on the girl’s back before dragging her to be washroom, where the recording ends.

Thus is the emotive power of the video that when Daily Monitor visited the 18-month-old baby at her parents’ home in Nalya, a Kampala suburb, the family was yet to recover from the ordeal.

Her mother, Angella Mbabazi, is still overwhelmed with emotion that a narration of the ordeal leaves her with bouts of tears, often breaking down. “Another maid had recommended her to us. She told us she was from the village (Rukungiri). It is only after this nasty incident that she told us she was actually a maid in Nakulabye before coming here,” she told this newspaper yesterday.

The mother of two said whenever she attempted to dig out her background, Tumuhirwe would shift in the couch, get sweaty and blubber a standard one-word response. Ms Mbabazi did not read between these lines that signaled danger early. She hoped one day her house-help would open up. She had only worked with them for 26 days.

As days went by, the two parents returned home from work only to find Arnella limping, with wounds and bruises. Not once, not twice. Tumuhirwe feigned ignorance and gave a standard response coated with a thick Rukiga accent, “Simanyi.”

“Whenever we returned home we would find the house clean, she would bathe the children, feed them and take them to bed. Our first born goes to school so no one could tell us the source of Arnella’s bruises. That is when we installed CCTV cameras in the house,” she shares. After fixing the close circuit television camera (CCTV), the parents again found their daughter unwell and checked the footage, only to find the horrific video of a near-hell experience.

On November 13, Mr Eric Kamanzi reported the matter to Kiwatule Police Post where he tendered in the video. The maid was immediately arrested and the case transferred to the Divisional Police Headquarters at Kira Road for better management.

Asked if she considers employing another maid, since theirs is a young couple barely in the afternoon of their careers, Mbabazi is speechless and gets emotional, falling on her husband’s chest. “It is sad. I can’t describe how I feel. We shared the video on social media so that other parents can learn from it,” she says, adding, “By the grace of God, baby Arnella is fine. She got medication and recovered. She is well and God protected her, we are grateful.”

At this point, baby Arnella innocently interrupts her, keeping her eyes off strangers, as though to cement fear for anyone else but her parents. The effect of the brutality meted out on her speaks volumes.

Source: http://saharareporters.com/2014/11/24/maid-who-savagely-beat-ugandan-toddler-face-attempted-murder-charge-daily-monitor

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by Nobody: 4:56pm On Nov 24, 2014
angry gud 4 d idiat maid. . Mtscheew


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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by Daluuzor(m): 5:14pm On Nov 24, 2014
the parents really tried oo.
hmm, if na me, I for don rearrange the maid structure with heavy thunder and brimstone.

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by StPete: 5:16pm On Nov 24, 2014
Quite a horrendous experience
Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by Harmthe(m): 5:37pm On Nov 24, 2014
Hitler still get hope compare to dis foolish maid.
if dis maid have power i swear d country ...

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by breathless(m): 7:58pm On Nov 24, 2014
Just got this.

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by yuzjet(m): 8:40pm On Nov 24, 2014
cry
Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by ggrin(f): 8:40pm On Nov 24, 2014
Serves her rightangry
Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by Ishilove: 8:41pm On Nov 24, 2014
What a terrible story. How can someone brutalise a helpless, innocent baby? The lady is a beast

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by ImperfectMe(m): 8:41pm On Nov 24, 2014
molesting a child who have no physical defence... Only a savage does that...this is where jungle justice would haave made sense than following one godddamn due process

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by keypad1: 8:41pm On Nov 24, 2014
women are more evil than men.


Evil women everywhere

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by paleo(m): 8:41pm On Nov 24, 2014
Okay, waiting for the outcome. I am yet to watch the video though. Only been seeing the news around.

Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by mrofficial(m): 8:42pm On Nov 24, 2014
Good! I've learnt something from the parents' case. I will definitely infect my whole house with CCTV if I'm to get a maid.

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by MizMyColi(f): 8:42pm On Nov 24, 2014

Yes! angry
Yes! angry

I like this! She should be tried in court for such inhumane act on a child.

That's wickedness!

Nansense & Condiment undecided undecided angry sad
undecided

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by iebanehita(m): 8:42pm On Nov 24, 2014
I hope this serves as a lesson to all the parents employing maid without a thorough investigation of their background.

But what bests my imagination is that they saw the 'red flags' and decided to still leave the maid, without any action. Na wa o!

Henceforth, CCTV camera should be installed in all homes, whether you have a maid or not!

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by teamup: 8:43pm On Nov 24, 2014
ok
Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by omenka(m): 8:43pm On Nov 24, 2014
Even the Devil wouldn't stand as her defence attorney.

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by iebanehita(m): 8:43pm On Nov 24, 2014
MizMyColi:

grin
I don catch you today.

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by DVMtuppence(m): 8:43pm On Nov 24, 2014
an eye for an eye
Dats my own judgement
Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by Nobody: 8:43pm On Nov 24, 2014
GUD.SAY NO TO CHILD ABUSEangry
Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by Icon4s(m): 8:44pm On Nov 24, 2014
Abeg, attempted murder charge is nt enough . Someone should take me to the police post where she is. I feel like beating her by myself to death.

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by shaggy007: 8:44pm On Nov 24, 2014
That girl is the devil in evil clothing.

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by StealthyMe(m): 8:44pm On Nov 24, 2014
Attempted murder?

Such people have no place in the society...she should be executed immediately!

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by Suarezilla(m): 8:44pm On Nov 24, 2014
Anybody that tries that with my kid, I will gradually cut off all 10 fingers of that maid and face whatever charges...That's y I maintain my wife will be a full tym house wife...there are some devils in human forms prowling the streets looking for whom to devour!

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by omenka(m): 8:45pm On Nov 24, 2014
MizMyColi:
Busted!! cheesy

You couldn't even manage to put a simple "dot". Na wa oo!!

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by mcdokwe(m): 8:45pm On Nov 24, 2014
na wa o
Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by StealthyMe(m): 8:45pm On Nov 24, 2014
iebanehita:


grin
I don catch you today.

Leave aunty oo...she dey book space for her trademark epistles grin

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Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by Abiolainfo: 8:46pm On Nov 24, 2014
She will start suffering from delusion soon; later now she is going to say one old woman for their village dey do her.
Re: Maid Who Savagely Beat Ugandan Toddler To Face Attempted Murder Charge by free2ryhme: 8:46pm On Nov 24, 2014
She shld be behind bars

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