Dr. Nyanzi Quizzed By CIID

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Dr. Stella Nyanzi has remained defiant in the face of serious harassment charges. NET PHOTO.

By Samuel Galandi

Makerere University Research fellow Dr. Stella Nyanzi has appeared before the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorate (CIID) detectives in Kibuli.

The Police want Dr. Nyanzi to explain her recent Facebook posts which the Police say hinge on offensive communication and cyber harassment.

The controversial academician arrived at CIID headquarters at around 10am accompanied by two female lawyers.

The police were waiting with their list of questions to Dr. Nyanzi. Not that she was that much bothered. She instead drew the public’s attention for a totally different matter as she came carrying placards demanding for sanitary pads for schoolgirls. In fact, Dr. Nyanzi had much time and composure to even first address the press prior to her interrogation.

Her antics didn’t derail the police at all thou.

She was questioned behind closed doors but the moment she was released the defiant scholar started spitting fire.

She told the waiting journalists that the interrogation of her use of sex symbolism is an infringement on her freedom of expression, academic freedom and literary criticism.

In May last year, Nyanzi made headlines when she stripped, protesting the closure of her office at the University’s institute of social research.

The internet was awash with her nude photos which was met with mixed reactions from the public.

The medical anthropologist was then suspended from Makerere University on April 21, following the first investigation by a five-member committee constituted by Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu.

The suspension was, however, lifted after further investigations.