The court on Thursday denied bail to a nurse who reportedly injected a baby with HIV-infected blood. The Chief Magistrate of Buganda Court, Olive Kazarwe denied Ms Rosemary Namubiru her right to bail on grounds that her case of attempted murder was of grave crime.
The development follows an application by Namubiru for bail citing her HIV positive status and advanced age which the magistrate denied saying that prisons have got health services which will cater for her HIV health status.
Ms Kazarwe also said that Namubiru’s advanced age should not be the main issue in the case because she reportedly committed the offence when she was already old. The magistrate sent Kazarwe to Luziira prison until March 7th, 2014.
The Police arrested Namubiru at Victoria Medical Centre on Lumumba road in Nakasero, Kampala after she exposed the baby to HIV. The baby’s parents had taken the baby to Namubiru for treatment when the incident occurred. Police nabbed her following complaints by the baby’s parents, who claim to have seen her inject their baby with an unsterilized syringe that she had used on herself. The baby is currently on Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) or read HIV preventive treatment.