Detectives at Mukono police are holding a merciless woman who forced her step daughter to eat food mixed with her menstrual blood.
The arrested woman has been identified as Annet Namata, 30 years a resident of Mukono Central Division in Mukono municipality.
Namata’s husband Unusu Lungu, said he learnt about the shocking incident from his neighbors who intervened to save his daughter’s life when they saw her vomiting on the veranda after the step mother had gone to trap grasshoppers.
Lungu added that the neighbors asked his daughter what had happened but she couldn’t speak and instead pointed at a plate of food inside the sitting room.
After her arrest, Namata confessed feeding her step daughter with food containing her menstrual blood. “It is true blood was in the bucket, I poured and mixed it in the food then forced her to eat,” she said
Lungu added that at one time his wife mixed blood with eggs and forced my daughter to eat but when she refused, she threatened to strangle her to death.
Ms Namawejje One of the local leaders told us how Namata punished the daughter because the father loves her most adding that she was misguided by the friends to feed her with blood.
Rogers Sseguya, the Mukono District Police Commander, said they had handed over the matter to the child and family protection unit which is also ensuring sufficient care for the teenager to recover psychologically from this trauma.