Wednesday July 16 2014

Doctor testifies in case of baby’s mutilated sex organs

By Gertrude Mutyaba

The medical doctor who examined the baby into whose private parts a woman pushed razorblades, has testified in the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Masaka District.

Dr Francis Ssenyonjo Kalevu of Masaka Regional Referral Hospital on Monday told court that the victim had cuts on the fingers, legs and in her private parts which were starting to rot.

He also said the minor had pieces of broken razorblades inside her private parts which had caused extensive damage. The case is before Masaka Chief Magistrate Mary Ikit.

Ms Stella Namuwonge is accused of committing the crime against the then four-month-old baby on September 21, 2013. The baby belongs to her co-wife Lydia Namaganda. Both women are residents of Mukudde Zone in Nyendo Ssenyange Division in Masaka Municipality.

The court has also summoned the police officer who recorded the statement that was made at the police station where the case was reported.
Hearing of the case has been adjourned to August 5.

still unwell
The mother of the baby said although she is now nine months old, the child cannot walk yet and that she has had to undergo a series of surgical operations with little improvement.