By Denis Turyahebwa
Makerere University cantankerous researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has asked Buganda Road Court to summon President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni over allegations that she harassed him by insulting his late mother on her Facebook page.
Dr Nyanzi who is facing cyber harassment and offensive communication charges, on Friday told court that Mr Museveni should appear in court and explain how he was offended by her Facebook posts.
This was after the state brought an amended charge sheet to the court presided over by Gladys Kamasanyu. Dr Nyanzi denied the charges.
Nyanzi who pleaded not guilty to charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication, said, she wasn’t interested in applying for bail but instead wanted to be taken back to Luzira Prison, because she’s on a mission to teach inmates how to use Social Media. She was henceforth remanded until November 22 by Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu.
“Police should complete investigations in the shortest time possible and also bring President Museveni to face court and explain how he was offended by my posts,” she said.
Nyanzi was recently arrested at Wandegeya Police Station after posting a provocative birthday poem to President Yoweri Museveni on September 16, 2018, a day after Museveni’s 74th birthday.
The poem which was posted on Nyanzi’s Social Media page was crafted in vulgarity seemingly targeted at the President’s Late Mother Esteeri Kokundeka.
It is stated that she also repeatedly posted messages to disturb or attempted to disturb the peace, quiet or right to privacy of the President. We wait to see if the president will be summoned cum 22/Nov/2018.