Ethics and Integrity Minister Fr. Simon Lokodo has said that government is going to arrest controversial researcher Stella Nyanzi for demeaning the First Lady Janet Museveni.
Dr. Nyanzi, who is known for her recent verbal attacks against First Lady, came out strongly using vulgar language and describing Mrs. Museveni as a failure at the education ministry.
However, in a phone interview with EagleOnline, Fr. Lokodo who is charged with overseeing the ethics in the country said this time Dr. Nyanzi has crossed the red line by mudslinging the First Lady.
“She has gone too far; mudslinging the First Lady is unacceptable and she can’t go far like this. This time we are going to arrest her,” Fr. Lokodo said of Dr. Nyanzi, who rose to fame after undressing at Makerere University when the Executive Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) Prof. Mahmood Mamdani threw her of office.
An academic with an acerbic tongue, early this year Dr. Nyanzi attacked the First Lady, when the latter announced that government had no money to provide sanitary pads for school-going girls.
Consequently, she was summoned by police, recorded a statement and was later let to go.
At the time Police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) Emilian Kayima told the media that Dr. Nyanzi is to be interrogated on a case related to Offensive Communication and Cyber Harassment.
But on release, she said police had told her President Yoweri Museveni was the complainant, after being offended by one of her posts.
“Offended? I laughed because the President has been offending very many us for a very long time. If a poor woman like me decides to speak out about what I spoke about, he shouldn’t take offence because he has been offending us. For how long shall we remain silent?” said the outspoken Makerere University don then.
She added: “If I using the only skill I have; my body and language…allow me to speak. Does attention bring back my dead parents? Does attention put medicine in hospitals? Does attention deal with the rot in UPE? Does attention Scr** the government the way I am Scr**ing it. He ordered for my arrest because I spoke in the language he understands?”