By Watchdog reporter

On a blissful Tuesday afternoon, Makerere University research fellow Dr. Stella Nyanzi was granted bail by Buganda Road Court Magistrate Eremye Mawanda after spending 33 days in Luzira Prison.

Immediately after her release, many people especially her supporters were eager to see her first stingy social media post and some of them were heard saying that they couldn’t wait to read what Dr. Nyanzi had in store.

Well, the embattled academia never disappoints and to prove that she went down on her gadget (which she has been missing a lot) to give count on the misery life she faced while in incarceration.

Nyanzi says she will live to remember Luzira Women’s Prison where she spent 33 days of wearing the sickening yellow uniform, sleeping on a thin mattress spread on cement floor alongside 61 other in-mates in her ward, squatting in mock respect of underpaid warders.

“. Thirty-three days of wearing the sickening yellow uniform, sleeping on a thin mattress spread on the cement floor – alongside sixty other in-mates in my ward, squatting in mock respect of underpaid prison warders, running to be locked up for ‘Foleni’ counts, undressing for body searches exposing my genitals to the prying eyes of warders, the nightmare of shitting in a flooding pit latrine, surveillance, interrogation, the works,” Nyanzi wrote.

She thanked all friends and family who stood by her side during the trying moments.

Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Facebook post;

What a delight to be out of the ugly belly of the state’s brutality! Luzira Women’s Prison will forever hold a dear place in my heart. I made friends with prisoners. Thirty-three days of wearing the sickening yellow uniform, sleeping on a thin mattress spread on the cement floor – alongside sixty other in-mates in my ward, squatting in mock respect of underpaid prison warders, running to be locked up for ‘Foleni’ counts, undressing for body searches exposing my genitals to the prying eyes of warders, the nightmare of shitting in a flooding pit latrine, surveillance, interrogation, the works…

 I am glad to be home with family and friends who love me. I am loved. I am grateful to be loved. All the days I was locked up in Uganda’s beastly prison, I was upheld by love from near and far. I thank you all for the love. Freedom smells lovely when among loved ones.

 My lawyers and legal team kept my winning spirit up. My sureties restored my hope in humanity. All my visitors in prison inspired me not to give up. The public press media and the social media fraternities kept the fire burning. Human rights activists, feminists, queers, journalists, cartoonists, comedians, musicians, artists, scholars, researchers, foreign missions, and all my allies who stood tall and proud in solidarity with me, I thank you.

 #StellaNyanzi

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