Monday, 8 December 2014

Ugandan Maid Who Physically Assaulted Child Pleads Guilty - Faces Up to 15 Years in Jail

Jolly Tumuhirwe asked the court for forgiveness, as the BBC's Catherine 
The Ugandan maid filmed beating an 18-month-old girl has appeared in court.
Jolly Tumuhirwe was charged with committing torture and has pleaded guilty - asking the court to forgive her.
The video of the maid allegedly abusing the young child was posted on Facebook, where it was watched more than 21 million times in just four days last month.
A maid in Uganda who was secretly filmed beating and kicking a toddler has pleaded guilty to torture.

Eric Kamanzi in court in Uganda - 8 December 2014
Jolly Tumuhirwe, 22, was charged in court with the torture of a girl of 18 months. A video of the assault caused outrage when it was posted online.
The child's father, Eric Kamanzi, had installed a camera in his home after noticing his daughter was bruised and limping.
Ms Tumuhirwe asked the court, the parents and Ugandans to forgive her.
The graphic footage, which is taken from a camera hidden in the corner of the living room, shows Ms Tumuhirwe hitting the child when she resists feeding and then throwing her to the floor, beating her with a torch before stepping on her and kicking her.
No lawyer
The footage of the abuse, which was not shown in court on Monday, has been seen or shared thousands of times on social media.

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