Woman sentenced to 18 months in jail for torturing own child
By: Melanie Aanyu
Luwero Chief Magistrate’s court has sentenced 22-year-old Dorothy Nabulime to 18 months in jail for torturing her two-year-old child.
Last week, Nabulime, a resident of Busula A zone in Busula trading center in Katikamu sub county appeared before Luwero grade one magistrate, John Paul Obuya, and was convicted on her own guilty plea.
She was charged with cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment of a child contrary to section 7(1) of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture act and assault occasioning actual bodily harm to the child contrary to section 236 of the penal code.
Nabulime was arrested about a fortnight ago after a video was circulated online showing her endlessly beating up the minor with a sandal. Even when the minor fell the basin due to the persistent beatings unto the ground, Nabulime was unrelenting. She could be heard shouting at the baby and commanding her to bathe herself.