City Lawyer To Defend ‘Brutal’ Maid
Human rights lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuzi has said he would offer Jolly Tumuhirwe, the 22-year-old maid captured on video torturing baby legal aid and called on the public to respect her right to innocence till proven guilty or until she pleads so.
The lawyer, who defended the July 2010 Kampala bomb suspects and came under public attack, also poked holes in the video, shedding doubt on its authenticity and arguing that it leaves a lot to be desired. “The video leaves a lot to be desired. I wonder how a person weighing 80kg can step on a baby and there is no physical harm on the back. There are several questions to ask around that video,” he said.
“I would gladly try to help her because the world has turned against her. She needs legal counsel; the constitution presumes her innocent till guilty despite all that we have seen,” Mr Rwakafuzi said, adding, “It is sad that the jury is now the whole world but she deserves justice. Everybody seems to think they have facts.” Via Daily Monitor