By Watchdog reporter
Jailed Makerere University research fellow Dr. Stella Nyanzi has arrived at Buganda Road Court but in a very critical condition.
Nyanzi who has been remanded in Luzira Prison for 33 days collapsed in the Prison bus on her way to the court for her bail application hearing and the prison authority had to get another safer car to transport her to the court premises.
Sources say, the embattled academia has been sick for a number of days and according to her lawyers led by Nicholas Opio, she had received mediacal attention earlier.
Nyanzi appeared at the court, being supported by female Prisons guards and had a cannula on her left hand.
Meanwhile, what Nyanzi is suffering from is yet to be identified.
Stella Nyanzi has been on remand since April 10 after being charged with two counts including cyber harassment contrary to section 24 (1)(2)(a) of the Computer misuse Act 2011 and offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011.
In the first count, prosecution alleges that “Nyanzi on January 28, 2017 at Kampala District or thereabout used a computer to post on her Facbook page “Stella Nyanzi” wherein she made a suggestion or proposal referring to His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as among others “a pair of buttocks” which suggestion/ proposal is obscene or indecent.”
In the second count, prosecution states that Dr Nyanzi “between January 2017 and march 2017 in Kampala district willfully and repeatedly used electronic communication to post messages offensive in nature via Facebook, transmitted over the internet to disturb or attempted to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of his excellency the president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with no purpose of legitimate communication.
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