Crime & Investigation

Fr Gaetano Speaks on Abusive Maid Spy Video

The maid stepping on the child in the spy video

Activist Fr Gaetano Batanyenda has called for a deeper investigation into the background of Jolly Tumuhirwe, remedy search 22, clinic more about who was caught red handed by a spy camera brutally beating up a one-year-old baby in Kampala.

The video triggered a huge public outcry, page with police assuring the law will take its course against the maid from hell.

Batanyenda on Monday said he had “a look at the miserable video by the Maid born in Rukungiri on a two year old baby,” adding, “I urge police to investigate the woman from the roots, she might have ever done murderous incidences beyond that in her life career.”

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Police publicist Fred Enanga said the law enforcement body charged the maid last Friday with torture under Sec. 41 of the Anti-Torture Act at Nakawa Magistrates Court where she was remanded to Luzira Prison till December 8 when she will reappear before court.

However, after scrutinising the video, the charge was amended to attempted murder.

The complaint was registered by Eric Kamanzi, father to the 18 month old baby girl victim on the November 13 at Kiwatule Police Post where he tendered in the video clip that showed the maid trashing, slapping, kicking and stepping over the baby

She was immediately arrested and the case transferred to the Divisional Police Headquarters at Kira Road for better management.

Batanyenda said “some cases deserve to be called “Murder” instead of “attempted murder”’.

He, however, said God requires mankind to show mercy to criminals.

“Yesterday a young man asked me if I would forgive such a woman. Yes I would forgive her, before God there is no sin beyond repentance.”


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