A woman in Luweero district has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for torturing her own child.
Dorothy Nabulime was caught in a video clip that flooded social media beating her two-year-old child using a sandal some two weeks ago.
She was immediately arrested and charged by police in Wobulenzi, Luweero district.
Nabulime later pleaded guilty to two counts of cruel inhuman degrading treatment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm to her daughter.
The Uganda Police arrested Nabulime who was seen in the viral clip circulating on social media repeatedly assaulting her 2-year-old daughter. She was to be produced in Court on Monday 12th September to answer for her charges.
SCP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said Nabulime’s act of aggression against her daughter required a combination of prosecution, guidance and counseling.
“The victim fell down from the basin and instead of helping her up, the suspect continued beating the victim even when she struggled to climb into the basin. While in the basin, she further beat and forced her to scrub herself and bathe,” said SCP Enanga.