A 26 year old house maid who is alleged to have breastfed her boss’s nine month old baby while knowing that she is HIV positive has been charged by city hall court.
Margaret Kanyunyuzi appeared before grade one magistrate Beatrice Kainza and pleaded not guilty to the charge of doing an act likely to spread disease.
She has now been remanded to Luzira prison until next month as investigations into the case continues.
According to court documents, the accused is believed to have been breastfeeding the infant every time its mother was not home.
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 breast fed her boss’s 9months baby.
In January this year, the same magistrate convicted and sentenced an 18year old House maid Jemima Nasifa also known as Tumukunde Zainabu to 3years in Luzira prison for also infecting her boss’s two year old toddler with HIV/AIDS.
The convict a resident of Kiwatule, Kazinga zone in Kampala district pleaded guilty to the offence of doing a negligent act likely to spread an infection or disease after she was caught redhanded cutting herself on the right hand and later putting her blood on baby’s wound around the nose by the victims mother.