Dr Stella Nyanzi, File photo.

Former Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) fellow and controversial activist Dr Stella Nyanzi on Wednesday told a High court judge that she recently suffered a miscarriage while at Luzira Prison.

Nyanzi, who said she suffers from hyper tension, was appearing before Justice Lydia Mugambe for the hearing of a case she filed against Makerere University for refusal to give her back her job.

Nyanzi told the judge that she had been admitted to the prison’s sick bay and was inept to get in touch with her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde to swear a supporting affidavit in her case.

Counsel Ssemakadde then asked the judge to adjourn the case to February 19 for hearing.

Nyanzi has been on remand at Luzira prison since November last year on charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication.

In October last year, Makerere University’s appeal tribunal directed that Nyanzi be re-instated and be paid all her salary arrears.

The move would also have seen her promoted to the level of a research fellow with immediate effect after lifting her suspension.

Having failed to honour the orders, Nyanzi sued the university. But the university administrators have since dismissed her, saying that her contract ended.

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court in November remanded Nyanzi, to Luzira prison on charges in connection to harassing President Museveni when she allegedly insulted his late mother on her Facebook page.
Dr Nyanzi is charged with two counts; cyber harassment and offensive communication.