Whether it is kindergarten, preschool, after class activities or a sports teams, it is important for parents and guardians alike to ensure that the person responsible for those activities is qualified and has your children’s best interests in mind. Too often do we see those in authoritative positions abuse their power and harm children, whether it be physically, mentally or sexually. And this story exemplifies just how meticulous and careful parents must be before they appoint someone as a babysitter or a nanny.
A babysitter from Uganda was beaten up by a man after she was found to have tortured his daughter.
Read on to find out more about the horrific abuse of a 1-year-old girl. Please be warned that the following story is disturbing, graphic and not for those who are sensitive to the abuse of children.
Aneela Kamanzi was just 18 months old at the time of the assault when her nanny, Jolly Tumuhirwe, beat her with a torch, kicked her in the head, and stomped on her tiny body.
The malicious acts were caught on video after Aneela’s father, Erick Kamanzi, found bruises on his daughter as well as limping.
So rather than confront the nanny, the Kamanzi family set up a hidden camera. The shocking video revealed some evil and malicious acts.
In the beginning of the video, Aneela is seen sitting on the couch with her nanny. Jolly is seen feeding Aneela and when she cries or makes a noise, she gives her a swift hit to the mouth.
After the meal, Aneela is seen sick and throwing up. As she is vomiting on the floor, Jolly suddenly pushes her face-first onto the ceramic floor where Aneela then begins to cry.
As the poor girl is seen lying on the floor, Jolly takes a flashlight and begins smacking it down onto Aneela’s bare backside.
As Jolly walks away in frustration, she gives Aneela a kick to the side. She returns seconds later with a brutal kick to the head. She then proceeds to stand on the child with all of her weight.
The horrific video ends with Jolly dragging Aneela away into a separate room. You don’t need to be a parent to imagine the horror and rage Aneela’s dad felt when he saw this.
Since the family has seen the video, Erick is reported to have beaten Jolly ‘to a pulp’ and she has since reported the assault. This is, of course, a completely understandable response to having seen the video of his daughter being beaten.
Initially, Erick was arrested but after he showed the police the security tapes, the charges against Erick were dropped. At least justice was on the right side this time.
In court, the nanny asked for forgiveness and apologized for her actions. She currently faces 15 years in prison for charges of torture and a fine of approximately $400.
The video has since sparked outrage across communities and many have asked for the charge of attempted murder. It’s a miracle that the little girl survived the vicious attack, so the demands are understandable.