She is just one month old, but as you read this, Zainab Nakawungu Babirye, is being prepared for an operation that could end with her uterus being removed.
If that happens, she will never be a mother. According to initial information from Masaka, Zainab could be the victim of a rivalry between her mother, Lydia Namaganda and her callous stepmother, a one Namuwonge, over their husband Ali Kulumba.
Kulumba told The Observer on Saturday that Namuwonge had pushed several pieces of razor blades into the baby's vagina, at their home in Kirinda-Nyendo, Masaka, on Thursday, for unknown reasons.
Sounding sad, Kulumba said the two women had been quarrelling over him for some time now. However, Kulumba did not take the threats seriously until Namuwonge's latest actions on Thursday evening.
"I had left her home with her siblings when she [Namuwonge] returned and stealthily moved into the house up to where the baby had been laid to sleep," Namaganda told us on Saturday. "She cut her several times on the limbs and inserted the razor blades in her vagina."
By Saturday, doctors at Masaka hospital had recovered four pieces of razor blade and x-ray images showed that some more blades were still stuck in the uterus.
"I'm waiting for Monday to get the way forward from the doctors but they have told me that an operation to remove the uterus is likely," Namaganda added.
After the deed, Namuwonge was arrested on Friday evening and taken to Nyendo police station where she was first charged with assault but had her charge sheet amended to causing bodily harm when the police learnt of the extent of the baby condition.
"She is still with us but the challenge we have is that she is not in good condition since she did not come with her ARVs," said Christine Namawuba, the officer in charge of Nyendo police.
"She has also started changing statements because I have so far spoken to her four times and every time you talk to her, she gives a different statement. Maybe it is because she is talking to different people," Namawuba added.
In one of her statements, she accused Kulumba of attacking the baby because he had recently started practising witchcraft to get wealth.