Uganda: Woman, 65, arrested for allegedly injecting her HIV-positive blood into a two year-old

January 13, 2014

The police have arrested a 65 year old woman, Rosemary Namubiru for allegedly injecting a two year-old baby with blood infected with HIV/AIDS. According to police, she was arrested on Monday in Victoria Medical Centre on Lumumba road, Kampala where she reportedly committed the alleged crime.

The woman was arrested following complaints from the child’s parents who found her injecting their child. When the police subjected her to a test, she was found to be carrying the HIV virus. Speaking to the New Vision at Central Police Station in Kampala on Saturday, Kampala Metropolitan spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi said Namubiru will soon be arraigned in courts of law for prosecution once investigations into the matter are concluded. “She was caught injecting the baby with a syringe that she had earlier used on herself. When the investigations are over, police will send the file to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for sanctioning,” said Ssenkumbi.

The suspect is still held at Wandegeya police station, as investigations in the matter intensify. Police is also investigating allegations that the woman has been engaging in the act for pretty a long time. In her defense, Namubiru said she did not intend to inject the baby with the blood but had pricked herself by accident.