Embattled Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has today undressed thrice at her locked offices at the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR).
Dr Nyanzi was last week ordered by the MISR Director Prof Mahmood Mamdani to vacate the office, saying the Researcher had failed to perform her duties in accordance with the terms of her contract.
However, Dr Nyanzi rejected Mamdani’s orders, saying there was a witch-hunt orchestrated by the MISR boss. The ensuing communication saw the fiery lady engage in a bitter war of words on Facebook against Prof Mamdani, with accusations of nepotism in respect to the Director’s ‘wife’, a one Mira Nair, who was reportedly using MISR space for personal business. Ms Nair is a film producer, currently working on the production of a film called Maisha.
But Dr Nyanzi was not done taunting her boss; she unleashed ‘verbal terror’, some of which bordered on the obscene, that last of which was posted on Sunday.
‘If I serve Mahmood Mamdani with my big fat pussy-cat, will he give me a block at MISR with three offices and a toilet? Will he rethink my eviction? Does he like his sex hot or cold? Does he like his sex rough or tender? Does he like his sex slow or fast? When the worst comes to the worst, I will dare undress and serve myself up to Mahmood Mamdani in order to retain my office, she posted on her Facebook page,’ she wrote, while accusing the MISR Director of ‘personalising’ the Institute.
But nobody seemed to read her mind and determination to retain her office at all costs; and all those concerned with the matter seem to have gone to bed on Sunday not knowing what was in store for them on Monday.
Then early today Dr Nyanzi shows up with her kids in tow, chains herself to the office door, before undressing, for the first time. She then later addressed members of the press gathered, before undressing again, this time before the police that had come to attempt to restrain her.
An avowed supporter of opposition icon Dr Warren Kizza Besigye and the Forum for Democratic Change, Dr Nyanzi came to the limelight for her Facebook sex-laden vitriol in castigation of President Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) and also for throwing stinging barbs at the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura, who she accused of being partisan during the electioneering period, to the disadvantage of her icon, Dr Kizza Besigye. Meanwhile, by press time Dr Nyanzi’s office had been re-opened.
But there is no calm at the campus yet: the Makerere University administration is also faced with an impending strike by students of Ethics and Human Rights, whose entire course has been abridged to just a course unit.