Dr Nyanzi to Appear in Court Today

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Dr Stella Nyanzi is in hot soup for using obscene language on social media. NET PHOTO.

By Our Reporter

Police is holding controversial Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi at Kira Division Police Station following her arrest Friday evening, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima has said.

Kayima has also said that Dr Nyanzi is expected to appear in court today (Monday April 10), although he could not reveal which court specifically.

Dr Nyanzi had just addressed a Rotary Fellowship Mackinon Suites in Nakasero, Kampala on Friday when she was picked up by plain-clothed officers of the criminal investigations department.

Kayima says Nyanzi is being charged with Cyber harassment, an offence provided for under Section 24 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011 and Offensive communication contrary to Section 25 of the same law.

He says Nyanzi will be able to access her lawyers and family members but not journalists.