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Kampala: Ugandan police charged a maid with attempted murder after a "nanny cam" captured her abusing a baby in a video that's been shared tens of thousands of times on social media.

According to reports, the footage was caught on a camera secretly installed by the two-year-old’s father, Erick Kamanzi, to capture what went on at home in his absence.

The footage, believed to have been shot some months ago, shows the two-year-year girl throwing up while being fed by the nanny.

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AFP reported that the nanny has been charged at the Magistrates Court in Kampala on November 20 under Section 3 of Uganda’s Anti-torture Act.

She has been remanded to Luzira Prison and will appear in court again on the 8th of December. Authorities are hoping to amend the charges to attempted murder.

After the incident, the toddler was taken to hospital by her parents and has recovered from the incident.