Dr. Stella Nyanzi is formally charged in court and sent back to prison


Makerere University Researcher Dr. Stellah Nyanzi  has denied charges  of Cyber Harassment and Offensive Communication against President Museveni and his late mother Esteri.

This as she appeared before Buganda road court Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu to be formally charged for insulting a Head of State.

She  has been sent back on remand until  22nd /November saying she is not interested in applying for bail  but she is going to teach fellow women on how to use Facebook.

Magistrate Kamasanyu  then ordered Police to expedite  its investigations so that Stella Nyanzi can be tried.

Prosecution alleges  that Nyanzi between  16th and 17th September 2018 she posted  obscene messages on her face book page with  an intention of disrupting the peace and privacy of President Museveni.

Stella has been read the charges in English unlike on Wednesday this week, when she  demanded that the charges be read in her mother tongue -Luganda.

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 re-instate her as a Researcher  following a 2 year suspension due to allegations of misconduct.

This is the second time Dr. Stella Nyanzi is being taken to court for defaming the President.


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