Woman Who Placed Razors in Step-daughter's Private Parts Remanded Top story

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A woman accused of pushing razor blades into her 3 weeks old stepdaughter's private parts has been sent on remand until October 15.

A woman accused of pushing razor blades into her 3 weeks old stepdaughter's private parts has been sent on remand until October 15.
 
The woman Stella Namuwonge (33) was sent on remand by a Masaka Court presided over by Chief Magistrate Mary Ikit.
 
Namuwonge was accused by her co-wife and the baby's mother Lydia Namaganda of committing the act on September 21, 2013.
 
Court heard from prosecutor Ann Kiiza how Namuwonge stealthily entered Namaganda's house on that day to commit the offence. Namuwonge reportedly first made small cuts on the baby's legs and thighs before inserting the broken pieces of razor blade into her private parts. 

Namaganda realised the baby's condition was more serious than the cuts on her legs when she started oozing pus. 
 
Prosecution further told Court that four witnesses could place Namuwonge at the scene of the crime. The witnesses include the baby's mother Namaganda and a medical personnel Dr. Ssemakula.
 
Kiiza informed court that Namuwonge's action had placed the life of the toddler in jeopardy as doctors recommended she have her uterus removed to save her life.
 
The baby is currently receiving treatment at Kampala International Hospital.
 
The baby's mother Namaganda told police in her statement that Namuwonge had threatened her with violence prior to the attack.
 
Namaganda said the enmity between them stems from the fact that Namuwonge wants her to leave their husband Ali Kulumba, a mechanic.
 
A distraught Namuwonge pleaded innocence in denying the charges brought against her.
 
She nearly collapsed when court informed her that she would not receive bail because she did not have anyone willing to stand as her surety.
 
All her relatives declined her entreaties to stand surety for her release.
 
Namuwonge was remanded to Masaka Prison.
 
The women are residents of Mukudde zone, Nyendo –Ssenyange division, Masaka district.