Stella Nyanzi Shocks Court, I Lost A Baby In Luzira

Posted: 2019-01-10T06:35:54Z
Stella Nyanzi Shocks Court, I Lost A Baby In Luzira

In a dramatic turn of events, former Makerere University Don, Dr Stella Nyanzi stunned the country when she told court on Wednesday that she was ill after losing a child while in prison.

The information was revealed on Wednesday during a hearing of the case in which she sued the university for failing to reinstate her.

Many of her fans then took to social media to ask, who could have been this bold sharp shooter that had put a bun into her tummy.

On Wednesday, Justice Lydia Mugambe of the High Court Civil Division was scheduled to start hearing the application filed by Dr Nyanzi in November last year.

Through her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde, Nyanzi accuses Makerere University for disregarding orders by University Staff Appeals Tribunal to reinstate her.

In 2016, the Makerere University Staff Appeals Tribunal chaired by George Omunyokol ruled against Dr Nyanzi's suspension arguing that it was illegal. The tribunal then ordered her reinstatement and payment of emoluments, a thing that wasn't done prompting Dr. Nyanzi to run to court.

When the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday, Dr. Nyanzi surprised many when she informed Justice Lydia Mugambe that she couldn't proceed because she was unwell following a miscarriage that she had in Luzira prison last week.

The professor who is in jail for disrespecting the person of the president on social media had a cannula on one of her hands and didn't have her trade mark dreads. Isaac Ssemakadde, Nyanzi’s lawyer, also asked for adjournment, saying he also wanted to get some records pertaining Dr. Nyanzi's employment details at Makerere University.

Ssemakadde says that the records that show the process of Nyanzi's employment and minutes of the meeting leading to her suspension are in soft copies with his client, noting that the University had concealed the documents alleging that Dr. Nyanzi was invited to one of the meetings with the Appointments Board to discuss her issues but she was non-responsive.

He told court that Nyanzi attended the meeting and blasted the members for failing to understand how she was employed at Makerere University.

Represented by Esther Kalinga, the university, didn't raise any objection to the adjournment. Council Ssemakadde asked for a week of adjournment, and Kalinga said she needed more time arguing that she is new in the case and needs time to read the file as Hudson Musoke who was representing Makerere University in the case was unwell. Justice Lydia Mugambe told Makerere University to always implement court orders.

She adjourned hearing to February 13, 2019.