By Our Reporter
31st Jan 2019
Dr. Stella Nyanzi has asked Buganda Road Court to acquit her unconditionally arguing that prosecution has failed to lay down precisely the offenses against her.
Nyanzi made the plea through her lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde while filing her rejoinder to the submissions of the prosecution.
The former Makerere University research fellow is charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication. The charges stemmed from a Facebook poem by Nyanzi in, which she reportedly attacked the person and privacy of Esteri Kokundeka, the deceased mother of President Yoweri Museveni.
In his previous submission, Ssemakadde asked prosecution to precisely state the particulars of the offenses for the benefit of her client.
However, in its submission, prosecution led by Janat Kitimbo asked court to disregard Ssemakadde’s request, saying the charges were written in accordance with law.
He told court presided over by the Buganda Grade One Magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu that what is before court currently is a ‘sheet of paper’ but not a charge sheet, demanding for the acquittal of his client Nyanzi