A househelp identified as Vicky Abiria has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for feeding her boss’s baby with her urine and infecting the child with syphilis in Uganda.
Abiria was sentenced by Kira division court on Friday, after the mother of the baby, Hope Chica, reported the incident to the police.
Accpording to her, she got suspicious after noticing that Abira had kept the baby’s bottle packed with urine in her bedroom, and when interrogated, she confessed that she was giving the child her urine.
“I found my baby’s bottle full of urine and when I asked her she confessed that she was feeding my baby with her urine,” she said.
“When I took my daughter to the hospital, the doctors found out that my baby had syphilis. I am now trying to treat my child and make sure that she doesn’t get other complications.”
She further added that she always saw these kinds of acts on social media and television and didn’t really think that they were true.
“I have always heard that house helps do these kinds of things, now that it has happened to my child, I even fear maids. I don’t ever want to hire one. I have always treated this girl well but I don’t know why she decided to do such a thing,” she said.
Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, confirmed that they arrested Abira and charged her with spreading dangerous diseases after tests on the child proved that it had been infected by a urinary tract infection.
This is coming a few days after a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) rescued a 12-year-old house help who was allegedly bought for N15,000, after she was seen eating from the dustbin and bathing inside a gutter in Lagos.