Police explains new charges against maid

The police has explained its decision to amend charges against a maid alleged to have tortured a one- year old child.

Jolly Tumuhirwe was remanded to Luzira prison for torture under the Anti-Torture Act.

Police spokesman Fred Enanga says after going through the video capturing the incident, they noticed that the maid could have intended to kill the child, hence the charges of attempted murder.

Meanwhile, Workers’ MPs have joined growing voices to demand for harsher punishments against the maid.

The video of the 22-year old maid who was caught on camera brutalizing the child was shared on social media over the weekend, drawing criticism from the public and child rights activists.

Speaking to KFM, Workers’ representative in Parliament, Arinaitwe Rwakajara says the acts of the maid were a gross violation of the child’s rights and she should be given a deterrent penalty for her actions.

Rwakajara however asked the public not to use the isolated case to make judgments on other domestic workers.

Domestic workers too have condemned the action of the maid who tortured a one year old baby.
Addressing a news conference in Kampala, the maids who have been trained by the Platform for Labour Action said the action by Jolly Tumuhirwe is unfortunate and justice should take its course.
One of the maids Zuena Kyandiru  however insist that not all of them are bad, asking employers to always consider the backgrounds of the people they hire as house helps.