By Ritah Kemigisa
The Spokesperson of the Criminal investigations Department-(CID), Charles Twine has confirmed the arrest of a woman who was filmed brutalizing a five year old boy.
Police had earlier identified the woman as 25 year old Patience Uwimana who had recently been released from Kisoro Prison for attempted murder.
The incident that went viral last week took place at Buwuuma zone, Kyazanga Trading Centre, Lwengo District.
Twine says her case is to be handled by the Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) department at the CID head quarters.
In a viral video, the woman is seen caning a child before stepping on his chest.
Police data show that at least 1500 children are abused or tortured annually.
Viral videos of people’s children have led the government to hunt perpetrators and many of them have been successfully prosecuted.
In 2014, a maid, Jolly Tumuhiirwe, was recorded secretly while beating a toddler she was looking after. Police later arrested her. She was convicted and sentenced to four years in jail.