The celebrated unrepentant radical activist and former Makerere research fellow, Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been discharged from Mengo hospital after improving.
Nyanzi was rushed to Mengo in a sickly condition that struck her down on Monday, April 6. On learning of her condition, her followers immediately took to social media and pelted blames at the NRM government which they accused of poisoning the regular state critic. Particularly, they mentioned the First Lady, Janet Museveni who they claim had administered lethal poison to an incarcerated Stella who had lasted in Luzira prison for close to two years. When she gained some little strength, Nyanzi refuted the poison claims in a poem she wrote on her Facebook timeline on 7, April and only maintained she was suffering from a ‘cocktail’ of UTIs she contracted from the filthy prison washrooms. Nyanzi who looked physically weak made a video to ascertain her position that she was only dehydrated and lacking iron, a situation she relates to the miscarriage she suffered last January.
Since her release on February, 20 this year Nyanzi has been suffering from severe health complications that would cause her to faint. She says much as she is out of prison, she remains haunted by the evil torturous memories. Close contacts say she was supposed to fly abroad for proper treatment but everything was halted by the impeding Corona crisis. “She is supposed to undergo medical examination out of the country,” a close source says. “We still have that arrangement to see her regain her good health,” he adds.
Dr. Nyanzi enjoys a good social media following that is addicted to her poetics and radical rudeness style of writing. She is celebrated for being unrepentant and unapologetic as one of her active followers says. “Nyanzi is a daring lady who never gives a f*ck about what others think as long as she expresses her thoughts,” Bruhan says.