Nyanzi rejects bail, wants teach women in prison.

Buganda Road Magistrate court has granted bail to Makerere University Researcher Dr Stellah Nyanzi after spending two days at Luzira prison.

However, after reading the charges of harassment and offensive communication attacking the privacy of President M7 and his late mother Esteri Kokundeka read to her and she pleaded not guilty, Nyanzi immediately informed the court that she has no interest in being released.

Nyanzi explained to the court that she is not interested in applying for bail and rather stays in prison to teach other women to write on Facebook.

She informed Buganda Road Court Grade, one magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu that as a poetess, she has been writing extensively about what she terms as an illegitimate regime of president M7 and she wonders why at this time the president claims to have taken offence when she writes about his late mother.

Nyanzi also wondered when the prosecutor Jane Kitimbo told court that police is still investigating the matter when the alleged obscene words that offended the president are clearly written on her official Facebook page.

She has now been taken back on remand until the 22nd /November but court has ordered police to expedite its investigations and have her quickly tried.

Prosecution first tendered in court an amended charge sheet detailing more particulars of the offences and removing the name “Kokundeka”.

Prosecution states that on September 16,2018 at Kampala District or thereabout used a computer to post on her Facebook page “Stella Nyanzi” wherein she made suggestions or proposals among others that she wished his Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s mother Estero’s cursed viginal canal had burnt upon his unborn fetus which suggestions or proposals are obscene lewd or indecent.

It is further stated that on the same day Nyanzi used electronic communication to post messages offensive in nature via Facebook, transmitted over the Internet to disturb or attempted to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of the president with no purpose of legitimate communication.

Nyanzi was arrested on Friday Last week from Wandegeya police station where she had gone to seek permission and security to organise a peaceful demonstration against Makerere University’s refusal to reinstate her as a researcher following a 2-year suspension due to alleged misconduct.

Nyanzi was arrested on Friday Last week from Wandegeya police station where she had gone to seek permission and security to organise a peaceful demonstration against Makerere University’s refusal to reinstate her as a researcher following a 2-year suspension due to alleged misconduct.

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