In Summary
  • Stella Nyanzi appeared in court in Kampala on Wednesday on charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication
  • Ms Kokundeka died in November 2001
  • She will appear in court on November 9

A Ugandan court has charged a controversial university lecturer for abusing President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.

Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Makerere University researcher and an activist, appeared in court in Kampala on Wednesday on charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication.

She is accused of insulting President Yoweri Museveni and his deceased mother, Ms Esteri Kokundeka, in a Facebook post on September 16.

In the post, Dr Nyanzi argued that she could not let Ms Kokundeka rest in peace while her son continued to suffocate Uganda with corruption, lawlessness and dictatorship.

Good people

Ms Kokundeka died in November 2001.

In a hand written letter to a friend, widely shared on social media, the controversial don vowed to continue fighting for her freedom.

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