Stella Nyanzi’s case adjourned

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 7th/March/2018.
This is when Buganda Road court Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda will make a ruling on whether to proceed with  Stella 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.

But Resident State Attorney Jonathan Muwaganya insists 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 face book page referring to President Museveni as a pair of buttocks.

Story by

Veronica Kayaga

February 20 2018