By Our Reporter
A Luweero mother who was yesterday convicted on her own plea of guilt and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment says the child is a result of rape and she doesn’t know the father.
Dorothy Nabulime , a resident of Busula A village in Katikamu Subcounty, Luweero District appeared before the Luweero Chief Magistrate, Ms Mariam Nalujja Sserwanga, for her sentence on Tuesday after the same court convicted her on own guilty plea on September 6th.
In her defence, Nabulime told court that she tortured the kid out of anger occasioned by the fact that she was a result of rape.
The trial Chief Magistrate, Mariam Nalujja Sserwanga however insisted that even though what Nabulime said was true, the child in question is an innocent party to whatever happened.
Ms Nabulime will serve a prison sentence of 18 months for the charge of cruel and inhuman treatment of her baby and a six month sentence for the charge of causing bodily harm to the two-year old but the two sentences will be served concurrently, the Chief Magistrate told Court on Tuesday.
Court heard that Nabulime committed the offences between the month of May and September 3, 2022, when the shocking video in which she was filmed torturing the toddler went viral, sparking rage among citizens leading to her arrest.
Meanwhile, the Luweero District Probation Office has revealed that the two- year-old baby is fine and temporarily at a Child Care home in Katikamu Sub-county in Luweero. Ms Joyce Namigadde, the Luweero probation officer in an interview with this publication advised residents to ensure that family challenges are shared with the authorities.