Crime & Investigation

Court Puts Namubiru on Defence for Infecting Baby with HIV


approved sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 200%;”>In her ruling on Monday, order Kazaarwe said that according to evidence adduced by the prosecution side, visit this Namubiru will show cause as why she can’t be held liable on charges of negligence.

Namubiru therefore accepted to testify on oath before her lawyers led by Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi lined up two witnesses in her defence.

Kazaarwe also defended Police’s decision to detain Namubiru for more than 48 hours without being produced to court, saying this was a highly sensitive case and doing so was aimed protecting the life of the accused given the high emotions at the time of her arrest.

The Magistrate further noted that conditions for police detention can change from time to time for the well being of the accused.

Kazaarwe clarified that according to evidence produced against Namubiru, there was no political persecution as she had earlier alleged in her testimony.

Prosecution alleges that on January 17 2014 while still a nurse at Victoria Medical Centre in Kampala, Rosemary Namubiru unlawfully attempted to cause death of a two year old baby by injecting HIV-infected blood in its body.

The Magistrate adjourned the matter to April 17 2014 when Namubiru will tender her defence before court.


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