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Uganda in shock at video of maid abusing baby

24 November 2014, 19:01

Kampala - Ugandan police have arrested a maid for attempted murder after she was seen on a film abusing a baby, reports said Monday, in a case that has shocked the country.

Worried parents, who installed a CCTV camera when they were at work, were shocked to see they had filmed the maid pushing the 18-month-old baby girl to the floor.


She then kicked the child's face and stomach before putting her entire weight on the girl's back before dragging her out the room apparently unconscious, newspaper reports said.

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The disturbing video has been seen or shared tens of thousands of times on social media.

Police spokesman Fred Enanga said the maid, named as 22-year-old Jolly Tumuhiirwe, had been charged with attempted murder. She is due in court on December 8.

The parents told Uganda's New Vision newspaper the baby was traumatised and bruised.

"The video of this baby being beaten is shocking," UN children's agency chief in Uganda Aida Girma said.

"Any such act of abuse and violence against children is completely unacceptable."



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