Dr. Stella Nyanzi voluntarily appears in court

  • Posted on: 31 January 2019
  • By: sanyu-fm-news

Makerere University jailed  Researcher Dr. Stellah Nyanzi has voluntarily appeared before court this morning  despite an earlier advise from her  medical doctor that stays way from her trial until she recieves adequate post-arbotion care.

Nyanzi is believed to have suffered a miscarriage while at Luzira prison.

Nyanzi on the 17th/January /2019 refused to board the prison bus  to come to court and a prison wardess reported to trial magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu  that she declined to come out out of her cell claiming  her lawyer and doctor had refused her to attend court .

However today Nyanzi turned up  and appeared composed and relaxed in the dock  at Buganda Road court as her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde spent hours convincing  the magistrate to dismiss charges against his client which he says do not disclose the actual offense she committed .

Ssemakadde contends that the  charges of Cyber harassment and offensive communication against Nyanzi are a duplicate of each other and they cannot Independently stand on their own.

Nyanzi has spent 3 months on remand at Luzira prison for allegedly posting an offensive message on her official face book page while  attacking the perosn and privacy of President M7 and his late mother Esteri Kokundeka.

According to the prosecution , the said message posted and circulated by Nyanzi disturbed the peace of  the president.

Nyanzi returns on remand to Luzira prison until the 15th/February 2019 when court will deliver its ruling on  whether to drop the charges against her.