- Ugandan maid receives 4 years for assault
- Other charges dropped
- Jolly to serve her jail term in Luzira Prison
The woman from hell Ugandan maid who was captured on security cameras while beating, slapping, kicking and stomping on an 18 months old baby has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for assault on a child. The gory footage was uploaded to the internet by the child’s father, Eric Kamanzi who later beat the nanny to a pulp after reviewing it.
Jolly Tumuhiirwe was sentenced by a high court in Kampala after pleading guilty to the crime of assault last week. Other charges against the maid were dropped by the court – including that of torture that would have made sure she receives nothing less than 10 years.
While reading the sentence to Jolly this morning Monday, December 15th, the magistrate said she has taken the time to analyse both parties submissions (defence and prosecution) and consider the fact that the accused is full of regret for what she has done and has taken it upon herself to apologise.
“I have also taken note of the requests by both the complainant (parents of the baby) and the convict (Ms Tumuhiirwe). The convict pleaded guilty and apologised to the parents. She also appeared remorseful. However, I did not consider the reason she gave for assaulting the child,” said the magistrate.
However, the judge finds the reason the 22-year-old Jolly Tumuhiirwe beat the innocent child mercilessly to near death to be unjustifiable.
“No amount of mistreatment of an adult to another should justify the kind of brutality exhibited by the convict upon a young, innocent, helpless, defenceless child. It is for this reason that I find the aggravating circumstances much stronger than the mitigating facts. Therefore, the convict is hereby given a four-year jail term in Luzira Prison,” the Chief Magistrate said.
What do you think about Jolly’s sentence? Is four years enough, too little, or too much for the crime she has committed?