Dr. Nyanzi Returns to Court Today

Dr. Nyanzi Returns to Court Today

By Serestino Tusingwire

The incarcerated Makerere University academician Dr. Stella Nyanzi is today expected to appear before Buganda Road Court for mention of the cases against her.

Dr. Nyanzi on 13th April, 2017 appeared before the same court and was charged with two counts of Cyber Harassment and Offensive Communication contrary to the Computer Misuse Act 2011.

The charges are in relation to offensive facebook posts she made about president Museveni and the First Lady.

She was remanded to Luzira until today when she will reappear in court.

Prosecution states that on January 28th, 2017 while in Kampala, Dr. Nyanzi used a computer to post on her Facbook page information referring to President Museveni as a pair of buttocks which suggestion/ proposal is obscene or indecent.

Prosecution further states that Dr. Nyanzi between January and March 2017 willfully and repeatedly used electronic communication to post messages offensive in nature via Facebook, to disturb the peace of his Excellency the president of Uganda.