Maid in Torture Video Pleads Guilty, Asks for Forgiveness. Top story

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The maid whose violent action attracted national and international condemnation will be sentenced on Wednesday.

The maid who was recently captured on a CCTV mistreating an 18-months-old baby has been convicted by City Hall Court on her own plea of guilt.

Jolly Tumuhiire pleaded guilty to the charges of torture and asked for forgiveness from the parents of baby Arnella Kamanzi.

Trial magistrate Moses Nabende however adjourned the case to Wednesday when he will sentence the 22-year-old maid after the State prosecutor told court that they did not have all the facts of the case.

She had appeared in court for mention of the case. It was the second time Tumuhiire was appearing before court.

Recently, Police announced that the maid would be charged with attempted murder. But Jane Akuo Kajuga, the spokesperson of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions says it was not possible to have the charge-sheet amended by today to include the greater charge of attempted murder as had been suggested.

The footage which showed the maid meting violence on the baby went viral and attracted wide condemnation.

On the footage, Tumuhiirwe is seen forcefully feeding the toddler but when the child threw-up, she then violently smacks the child in the face before she threw her off the couch.
The maid quickly follows her and spanks her ruthlessly with what looked like a torch. She then kicks her and steps on her back before dragging her out of the living room.