Tanzanian carer hit 90-year-old in face.

Posted: March 12, 2010 in British jobs for British workers, Law & Disorder

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A Tanzanian carer in a Kent nursing home has been jailed for four months for hitting a 90-year-old patient around the face with an incontinence pad.

In March 2009, Gift Mwakyusa, 27 was seen with Anna Ramos, 25, of St Paul’s Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire abusing an elderly resident at the Rosewood Care Home in Greenhithe.

The patient was sitting up on her bed unclothed while the two carers were taunting her by hitting her around the face and body with an incontinence pad. When another carer saw the abuse and asked them to stop they refused and continued to attack the patient who was crying out for help.

Mwakyusa, who is from Tanzania and was studying in the UK at the time, was found in London and arrested. Should this foreign student have be allowed to work with the elderly in this country, how could she have been CRB checked?

Mwakyusa of Uplands Close, Richmond-upon-Thames was found guilty at a previous hearing at Medway Magistrates Court last month, where she pleaded not guilty to common assault.

Ramos was found in Lancashire, where she was charged with the offence but failed to turn up to court. She was found guilty in her absence and a warrant for her arrest was issued.

The home’s manager at the time was removed from post and another woman was arrested in connection with the assault and cautioned by the police for perverting the course of justice.

The victim’s family have called the incident “sickening”.

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