Woman arrested for injecting baby with HIV infected blood
Publish Date: Jan 12, 2014
Woman arrested for injecting baby with HIV infected blood
65-year old Rose Namubiru was arrested at Victoria Medical Centre in Kampala.
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By Innocent Anguyo

THE police have arrested a 65 year old woman, Rosemary Namubiru for allegedly injecting a two year-old baby with blood infected with HIV/AIDS.

According to police, she was arrested on Monday in Victoria Medical Centre on Lumumba road, Kampala where she reportedly committed the alleged crime.

Police went to Victoria Medical Centre and carried out a search to find out whether she had an appointment letter but failed to get it, according to sources in police.

The woman was arrested following complaints from the child’s parents who found her injecting their child. When the police subjected her to a test, she was found to be carrying the HIV virus. 

Speaking to the New Vision at Central Police Station in Kampala on Saturday, Kampala Metropolitan spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi said Namubiru will soon be arraigned in courts of law for prosecution once investigations into the matter are concluded.

“She was caught injecting the baby with a syringe that she had earlier used on herself. When the investigations are over, police will send the file to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for sanctioning,” said Ssenkumbi.  

The suspect is still held at Wandegeya police station, as investigations in the matter intensify. Police is also investigating allegations that the woman has been engaging in the act for pretty a long time.

Efforts to get a comment from the clinic’s owners proved futile.

In her defense, Namubiru said she did not intend to inject the baby with the blood but had pricked herself by accident.

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