Crime & Investigation

Two Arrested for Torturing Maid

Two people are under police custody at Bweyogerere police post for torturing and causing harm to a house helper.

The arrested according to a police statement have been identified as Peter Kayiduwa aged 50 who is a proprietor of a maid recruitment agency called Master maids found in Kampala.

Police said the maid who fell victim of torture was recruited through the firm and assigned to a one Sandra Mukibi a resident of Kireka a Kampala suburb.

It is said that the torture of the maid (names withheld) stemmed from the marital misunderstandings between her bosses that led her into troubles.

“She was battered with electric wires, pieces of wood, forcefully confined indoors, burnt hands, private parts, beaten with a ladle, detained in a storeroom and later Mukibi failed to pay her wages,” police wrote in the statement.

The statement says the details of the case came to light when the area police received a report from the victim’s family saying that their daughter had been gruesomely mistreated.

The suspects are currently detained at Bweyogerere Police post vide SD REF 13/01/05/2018.

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