On August 2 last year, Court sentenced former Makerere lecturer Dr Stella Nyanzi to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of cyber harassment and annoying the person of the President.
In a court session that was presided over by Magistrate Kamasanyu, Nyanzi stripped naked and hurled obscenities through a live link from Luzira. The session also turned chaotic as a water bottle was thrown to the judge by people who felt unsatisfied by the ruling Kamasanyu got.
This morning, High Court Judge Henry Peter Adonyo has acquitted political activist of her charges citing lack of jurisdiction and fair hearing. Justice Adonyo’s ruling means Nyanzi’s 18-month sentence has been cut short by more than a half, and she is now as free as a bird.
Stella Nyanzi is known to be a stern critic of President Museveni and his government using all means available to her like social media. It is the language she uses that is at times uncouth and so attracts summons from the Police and lands her into trouble.