Jolly Tumuhiirwe, the house-maid, who was recently captured on a hidden camera physically abusing a defenseless child has pleaded guilty to the charge.
maid8Tumuhiirwe who appeared before Grade One magistrate Moses Nabende at the City Hall Court in Kampala this morning also pleaded for forgiveness from the Parents, Court and the entire country.

The state led by Joyce Tushabe did not have brief facts about the case prompting an adjournment to Wednesday December 10th, 2014. On the same day, court will announce its Judgement on the matter.

The maid whose violent action attracted national and international condemnation faces torture charges contrary to section 41 of the Anti-Torture Act.  She has been on remand at Luzira prison over the last two weeks that followed the release of the video.

On the footage, Tumuhiirwe is seen forcefully feeding and barking at a toddler. The baby vomits on the floor and the maid viciously throws her off the couch, hitting hard her fore-head on the tiled floor. The maid quickly follows her and spanks her ruthlessly with a torch. She then kicks her and steps on her waist-line before dragging her to be washroom.

Jane Akuo Kajuga, the spokesperson of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions says it was not possible to have the charge-sheet amended by today to include the greater charge of attempted murder as earlier suggested.

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