Case against Dr. Stella Nyanzi flops at Buganda road court
Hearing of the cyber harassment case against Senior Makerere University Researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi has not taken off today at Buganda road court due to the Prosecutors’ strike. Chief Magistrate James Eremye was supposed to receive a response from Resident State Attorney Jonathan Muwaganya on the DPP’s position on whether to proceed and try Dr. Stella Nyanzi, for offensive communication against the Person of the President
When the matter last came up on 21st/July/this year, Muwaganya, wanted the Magistrate to wait for the outcome of Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s petition, she filed in the constitutional court challenging the Mental Treatment Act, saying it had a direct bearing on the pending criminal case, but the Magistrate declined and asked him to first consult the DPP.
However, still today the court could not get the DPP’s position and Magistrate Eremye adjourned the matter to 24/November with hope that the State will be present that day. Dr.Stella Nyanzi was present in court but with no lawyer to also represent her.