Mutilated Toddler's Case Adjourned for 5th Time Top story

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The case of a woman who is accused of mutilating the private parts of her 3 weeks old step daughter has been adjourned for the fifth time because the presiding magistrate did not turn up. The stepmother Namuwonge inflicted cuts with the use of a razor blade on the minor's legs before inserting broken pieces of razor blade into her private parts.

The case of a woman who is accused of mutilating the private parts of her 3 weeks old step daughter has been adjourned for the fifth time because the presiding magistrate did not turn up.
 
The case is before Masaka Chief Magistrate Mary Ikit who did not show up in court which was scheduled on Wednesday.
 
The court clerk told court that the presiding magistrate is still on leave adjourning the case to April 1, 2014.
 
Records in court indicate that on September 21, 2013, Stella Namuwonge (33), found the victim in the home of her co-wife Lydia Namaganda in Mukudde zone, Nyendo -Ssenyange division, Masaka district.
 
Namuwonge inflicted cuts with the use of a razor blade on the minor's legs before inserting broken pieces of razor blade into her private parts.
 
Prosecution led by Ann Kiiza informed court that as a result of Namuwonge's action, doctors recommended that the baby girl lose her uterus because it was damaged by the broken razor blades.
 
The minor's mother Namaganda says that though the girl was discharged from Mulago hospital, she needs constant medical check-ups.
 
Namaganda is bitter that her child's case has not been heard yet she spends a lot of money in travelling to the court to find out the status of the case.
 
Namaganda is hurt that her child's assailant and step-mother Namuwonge remains free in the time being.
 
Their husband Ali Kulumba is a mechanic based in Kampala. He has reportedly refused to take sides in the case.

The minor is six months old now.