Popular Ugandan Activist and Writer Stella Nyanzi Arrested again for Insulting Museveni’s Mother

Police in Uganda will decide whether to charge Ugandan academic and feminist activist, Stella Nyanzi, with crimes concerning an “offensive” post on Face book.

Spokesperson for the police’s Criminal Investigations Department said claims the writer made offensive statements against President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.

Her lawyers, however, say that they have not been officially informed of the charges she’s facing.

Nyanzi, who has a big following on social media, has become famous for championing the cause of the underprivileged and speaking out for the rights of women.

But her colorfully worded -almost bawdy- and graphic works have continued to land her on the wrong side of the law. She is still facing earlier charges for calling the President Museveni “a pair of buttocks”.

Nyanzi was suspended from her job at Makerere University, where she was a research fellow, in March 2017.

At the time, she staged a one-woman nude protest outside her office.

She had insulted First Lady Janet Museveni who is also the minister of education, accusing her of failing to do her job properly.

But last month, a tribunal set up to investigate her suspension ordered she be reinstated with immediate effect, and all salary arrears paid. However this has yet to be implemented.


Courtesy, BBC

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