Uganda: 20-year-old housemaid arrested and charged for allegedly breastfeeding her employer’s baby


Infected 20-year old housemaid remanded over breasting boss’ baby

November 26, 2018
Source: PML Daily

KAMPALA- A 20-year-old housemaid X has been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for allegedly breastfeeding her boss’ nine months baby well knowing that she was HIV positive.

X appeared before City Hall court Grade One Magistrate Beatrice Kainza who read to her the charge which she denied.

The suspect had asked the court to grant her bail pending hearing of the matter but the trial magistrate has declined saying the case is capital in nature, tricky and that witnesses are ready to testify.

The magistrate instead further remanded her to Luzira women’s prison until December 11, 2018 for hearing to commence.

Prosecution states that between August 19 and 25, 2018 at Katumba Zone Kyanja in Kampala,  X knowingly or having reasons to believe that she was HIV positive unlawfully breastfed her boss’ baby of nine months.