Day Care Proprietor Charged with Manslaughter

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Mirembe has been in charge of the minor, who was left under her care by her mother, who left the country for Greener pastures. The minor lifeless body was found lying with blood leaking from the head as she slept with other minors.

 Carol Mirembe, the proprietor of Falitha Night and Day Care has appeared before Makindye magistrate's court for manslaughter. She is accused of causing the death of four-year-old Tendo Natasha on February 5th, 2019.

Mirembe has been in charge of the minor, who was left under her care by her mother, who left the country for Greener pastures. The minor lifeless body was found lying with blood leaking from the head as she slept with other minors.

 
Mirembe pleaded not guilty to the charges and applied from bail from the Makindye Chief Magistrate, Prossy Katushabe. She told court through his lawyer, who declined to identify himself that she is a responsible woman who is still innocent until proven guilty.

 
She also argued that it is her constitutional right to apply for bail.  She presented two sureties and was granted bail of Shillings 1.5 million in cash. Each of his sureties executed none cash bond of Shillings 50 million. The State Prosecutor, Jacqueline Akao told Court that inquiries in the matter were complete and asked the magistrate to fix a date for hearing. The magistrate set March 7th, 2019 for the hearing to commence. 



Only the relatives of the suspects were seen in the court room. According to media reports, the minor's mother left her at Falitha Night and Day Care in Namasuba in 2017 where she was staying until her death.

 
Reports also indicate that Tendo's mother used to send Mirembe school fees. Kampala Metropolitan Police, Patrick Onyango told Uganda Radio Network that they are still stuck with the minor's body at the city mortuary since no one has come to reclaim it.