The recorded video in which a Ugandan maid, Jolly Tumuhiirwe, 22, was kicking and stomping a child after the 2-year-old Aneela Kamanzi has gone viral and it has so far obtained over 21 million views.
The video has also captured attention from International media houses like BBC, Daily Mail, Sowentan Live, Afro Cosmopolitan and many more.
In the gory footage, a visibly disgusted Jolly Tumuhiirwe is seen using a spoon to feed the child – Arnella – by force on what looks like porridge. When the child seems to be having difficulty swallowing, she snaps out a command and blurts out: “You are crying?”
She then violently smacks the child twice in the face before proceeding to forcefully feed the child who looks visibly shaken. Perhaps due to the harsh treatment, the child throws up, drawing the full wrath of the maid.
Police has arrested the nanny. She expected to appear before a judge on December 8th 2014 to face further charges that may include attempted murder.
The father, Erick Kamanzi, an employee of a “reputable NGO in Kampala” who had reportedly released the video. He was arrested after Tumuhiirwe laid charges against him, but that police quickly changed their stance and released Kamanzi after he referred them to the video footage.