Lawyer Abandons Nurse Rosemary Namubiru Case

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The news was revealed to Buganda Road Court by another defense lawyer David Kabanda. But no reason has been advanced for his pulling out.

Bill Mamawi, one of the defense lawyers who had been representing a nurse Rosemary Namubiru who is accused of pricking a baby with a syringe contaminated with HIV positive blood in the course of treatment has resigned from the case.

 The news was revealed to Buganda Road Court by another defense lawyer David Kabanda. But no reason has been advanced for his pulling out.
 
However, the informal and casual way of pulling out of the matter by lawyer Mamawi angered trial Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe who echoed that next time, he should formally inform court in case of such intentions.
 
Namubiru is accused of pricking her index finger and then used the same contaminated Cannula to prick the vein of two-year old baby despite knowing her HIV status.
 
She now faces charges of "doing a neglect act” though she had initially been charged with attempted murder. So far five prosecution witnesses have testified against her.
 
Prosecution led by Lillian Omara alleges that on January 7, at Victoria Medical Centre on Lumumba Avenue in Kampala, Namubiru while on duty pricked her index finger and then used the same contaminated cannula to prick the vein of a 34-month-old baby, aware that she was HIV-positive. She denies the allegations.
 
Court adjourned hearing of the matter to March 19