By Spy Uganda
Dr.Stella Nyanzi a human rights advocate, poet, medical anthropologist, feminist, queer rights advocate, and scholar of sexuality, family planning, and public health is no more in Uganda!
This has been revealed via her Facebook page where she reveals that due to the brutality meted on her fellow writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija by President Yoweri Museveni’s government she feels insecure in Uganda thus fleeing to Germany for exile.
Rukirabashaija who was previously awarded an International Writer of Courage at the PEN Pinter Prize function has been repeatedly arrested by the government since “The Greedy Barbarian” book was published.
He was earlier this month remanded for disturbing the peace of President Museveni and his First son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba on Twitter.
Kakwenza’s lawyer Eron Kiiza said the client was terribly tortured while in custody where he spent weeks without trial.
Now, Nyanzi who is also a famous writer and who has actually ever been imprisoned over the same charges posed against Kakwenza but later freed after spending months and months in jail, says;
”Go to where you are wanted! Go to where your skills and talents are appreciated. Go to where your children are safe even when you speak and write ugly truths to power. Go to where you will flourish when you work hard.
When Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was abducted from his home, illegally detained in unknown military facilities for fourteen days, tortured during interrogation and denied access to his lawyers or doctors for fourteen days, I knew it was time to beat it and flee (yet again). I refuse to be gagged. I refuse to be silenced! Critical writers must never be threatened merely for writing critically about brutal abusers of power flourishing under dictator Museveni.
Bye-bye Museveni’s Uganda! Germany, please be good to me and my children…”