21 February 2018

Uganda: Court to Decide Dr. Stella Nyanzi's Fate

Photo: The Nation
Stella Nyanzi

Kampala — The cyber harassment case in which Makerere University Senior Researcher Dr.Stella Nyanzi, is accused of offensive communication against the person of the President has been adjourned to March 07, 2018.

Buganda Road court Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda will then make a ruling on whether to proceed with Nyanzi's trial, or halt it to allow her persue the petition she filed in the Constitutional court challenging the State's move to first ascertain her mental status.

Last year, Nyanzi through her lawyer Peter Walubiri filed an application seeking orders compelling the DPP to commence her criminal trial, saying she is currently out of employment having been suspended by Makerere University.

Resident State Attorney Jonathan Muwaganya on Tuesday insisted that the trial must not commence until the Constitutional Court has pronounced itself on Nyanzi's petition, that has a direct bearing on the criminal trial.

Nyanzi is said to have written a post on her facebook page referring to President Museveni as a "pair of buttocks".


18,000 Nurses, Midwives Illegal

More than 18,000 nurses and midwives in both public and private health facilities are either fake or illegal as some are… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Independent. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.