A 23-year-old lady who was caught on digital camera brutalizing her five-year-old son has been sentenced to 2 years in jail.
Persistence Uwimana, a resident of Byuma Village, Kyazanga City Council in Lwengo District, Uganda, was on Wednesday, March 24, convicted by Masaka Grade One Justice of the Peace, Ms Christine Nantege for torturing her son on February 8, 2021.
Uwimana’s brutal acts grew to become public on March 10 when a video clip went viral on social media displaying her caning her son, Alfred Sebandeke, earlier than kicking his chest and stomping on his head.
The state prosecutor, Mr Natal Angwadya had requested courtroom for a deterrent sentence claiming that Uwimana is an ex-convict who was lately launched from Kisoro Jail for tried homicide.
Mr Angwadya additional informed the courtroom that the mom of two had not confirmed any indicators of regret all through her trial.
“Your worship, the act executed by this lady is unforgivable. There’s a want for this honorable courtroom to ship a transparent message to the group that torturing harmless kids is felonious,” Mr Angwadya stated.
“I pray that she is given a deterrent and custodial sentence, your worship,” he pleaded.
Nonetheless, Uwimana pleaded for a lenient sentence claiming that she acted out of anger.
”Your worship, my neighbors used to assault me, saying that I gave start to a thief as a result of he would allegedly steal the whole lot he got here throughout. I apologize as a result of I over reacted out of anger basing on what my neighbors reported to me,” she stated.
The Justice of the Peace stated Uwimana didn’t waste the courtroom’s time as a result of she pleaded responsible to the offence.
Nonetheless, Ms Nantege stated that the convict had an obligation to guard her son from any hurt and harm.
“The state has didn’t show that you just [Uwimana] have ever dedicated some other offence
and due to this fact, there’s nothing to indicate that you’ve got a prison document. Assault has a most punishment of 5 years however due to your plea of guilt, I sentence you to 2 years in jail,” the Justice of the Peace stated.
The Justice of the Peace informed Uwimana that she had a proper to attraction in opposition to her sentence if she was not happy inside 14 days.