Uganda activit Stella Nyanzi arrested at food protest

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Kampala – Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi, who once called President Yoweri Museveni a “pair of buttocks”, has been arrested during a protest against the “slow distribution” of relief food to people affected by the Covid-19 lockdow.

Television station NTV aired footage of Nyanzi being arrested in the capital Kampala on Monday.

In the video, Nyanzi¬† can be heard saying: “my children are hungry I want food, I just want food” while she is being dragged into the police can by four police officers.

Also detained was events promoter Andrew Mukasa, popularly known as Bajjo.

They were arrested while making their way to the Office of the Prime Minister to seek an explanation for the slow distribution of food relief.

It is reported that it is still not clear where the pair were taken and the charges they are likely to face.

In February the High Court squashed Nyanzi’s conviction on a charge of cyber-harassing President Museveni. She was nearing the end of her 18-month jail sentence.

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