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Housemaid living with HIV remanded over allegations of breast-feeding baby

HIV positive housemaid, 26, charged and remanded for breastfeeding bo, s’ 9months baby (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – City Hall court has charged and remanded to Luzira a 26-year-old housemaid for allegedly breastfeeding her boss’s 9months old baby well knowing that she is HIV positive.

Margaret Kanyunyuzi appeared before Grade One Magistrate Ms Beatrice Kainza who formerly read to her the offence of doing an act likely to spread disease and she denied it. The case has been adjourned to September 17.

Prosecution states that Kanyunyuzi a resident of Kyanja in Kampala, between 19th and 25th August 2018 at Katumba zone Kyanja knowing or having reasons to believe that she was HIV positive breastfed her boss’s, 9months baby.

Court heard that Kanyunyuzi used to breastfeed the kid whenever the mother goes for work.

In the same court David Ojelele 43, has been remanded to Luzira prison for allegedly threatening to kill his wife after he found her sleeping with another man.

It is alleged that on August 22, 2018, at Kyanja trading centre in Kampala with intent to intimidate or annoy, Ojelele threatened to kill or injure his wife Betty Namukasa.

Prosecution further states that on the same date, Ojelele threatened to kill Brian Kezimbira a man whom he found sleeping with his wife.

He denied all the charges and was remanded until September 14th for mention of the case.

Haruna Sserunkuma 18, a university student has been also charged with aggravated robbery in the same court and remanded to Luzira prison.

Sserunkuma a resident of Kawempe Ttula in Kampala was not allowed to say anything since he is charged with a capital offence.

“You shall not take plea because this is a capital offence that can only be heard in the High Court. However you have a right to bail in the High Court,” The trial Magistrate Ms Kainza said before remanding the accused to September 17.

Prosecution states that Sserunkuma and others still at large on August 19, 2018, at Uganda Museum robbed a one Esther Apolot of her mobile phone and immediately before or after the time of the robbery hit her with a bottle and caused grievous harm on her.

Ms Kainze also remanded Benjamin Niragire 20, a resident of Mulimira zone Kamwokya, over alleged common nuisance by trying to rape a woman on the toilet.

It is alleged that Niragire was caught red-handed trying to rape a woman on the toilet by police officers who were patrolling the area.

Prosecution states that the accused on August 15, 2018, at Kifumbira zone Kamwokya did conduct himself in a manner which causes inconveniences to the exercise of his common rights.

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