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Trial of nurse who injected baby with HIV blood flops
Publish Date: Mar 04, 2014
Trial of nurse who injected baby with HIV blood flops
Namubiru in the dock in a previous court appearance
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By Michael Odeng            
 

Trial of Rosemary Namubiru, the nurse arrested at a private hospital in Kampala, for allegedly injecting a baby with her HIV infected blood failed to take off because her lawyer lost a relative.

This prompted court presided over by Buganda Road Chief magistrate Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya to adjourn the case to March 19 for further hearing.

Meanwhile, the state prosecutor, Lillian Omara told court that she is left with only three prosecution witnesses to testify against the suspect.

Namubiru, 64, was arrested recently after the parents of the baby pinned her saying that she first pricked herself and then turned the needle on the infant.

They had taken the child to Victoria Medical Centre for treatment of some other ailment.

Prosecution led by Lillian Omara alleges that Namubiru on January 7, 2014 at Victoria Medical Center with malicious intent negligently injected the baby with HIV infected blood, knowing it would infect the toddler.

According to prosecution, Namubiru had malicious intent to cause the baby’s death.


 

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