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Jail Term for Menstrual Blood ‘Food’
27/09/2019 20:19 in Corridors of Justice


By Chege W. Chege  (fchege@chaniafm.co.ke)

A Ugandan woman has been sentenced to two years in jail for feeding her stepdaughter with her menstrual blood. The woman, identified as Annet Namata, was handed the sentence by a Mukono court judge, Patience Koburunga on Thursday 26th September 2019.

Guilty Plea

The grade one magistrate made her ruling after the accused pleaded guilty to the offense that has left many dismayed. The magistrate, however, noted that the sentence had been reduced from seven to two years after Annet asked for leniency as ‘she has three children to take care of’.

Husband Not Contented

Most of the residents of Mukono who spoke to Chania FM’s correspondent said they were not contented with the ruling. Annet’s husband, Yunus Lungu was also ‘not contented’ with the ruling. Mr. Yunus said he would have wished that his wife gets longer jail term as her mistakes were unfathomable and unimaginable.


Susan Mayanja, who is the Kitenga village women secretary also expressed her views regarding the ruling. Susan said that even though the sentence was lenient, the accused’s stepdaughter got justice. She, however, noted that such a sentence would prompt other women to repeat such acts because “the sentence is not heavy.”


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