By Michael Odeng
Rosemary Namubiru a nurse who injected a 2-year-old baby with HIV- tainted cannula has been convicted and sentenced to a three-year imprisonment.
Court presided over by Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya on Monday convicted and sentenced Namubiru after she was found guilty of unlawfully doing a negligent act of spreading the infectious disease.
“The accused person was aware that she was living with the virus and then she carelessly went a head to inject the child,” Mukwaya said in a fully packed court.
Court passed its judgment basing on the testimonies of prosecution witnesses 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9. The witnesses pinned Namubiru, saying she was aware of her status that is why she was not remorseful during trial.
They also said Namubiru used the same cannula knowing that it would lead to the spread of HIV/AID.
Prosecution led by Lillian Omara told court that Namubiru unlawfully and negligently injected a baby with a needle contaminated with her HIV blood while knowing the action could likely spread the infection of HIV, a disease dangerous to life.
The nurse committed the offence on January 17, 2014 at Victoria Medical Center, Lumumba in Kampala.