Dr Stella Nyanzi the Makerere University scholar, who rose to fame following her sex-ladden innuendos during last year’s presidential campaigns and her recent tantalums against First Lady and Minister of Education Janet Museveni over the latter’s failure to provide sanitary pads to school-going girls in fulfillment of her husband’s pledge has today turned 43.
Dr Nyanzi posted on her Facebook wall: “ Today is my birthday. I am turning forty-three years old. I am certain that if my mother had not bore me, she would have grown a hump on her back. The life force in me was meant to be.”
She went on to narrate the troubles she has had with Makerere University authorities and the state in the previous year characterized by suspension from the university and imprisonment in the country’s maximum prison, thanks to her scathing attack on the First Lady.
She posted: “The past year… what a year full of adventure! I was suspended twice from Makerere University. The first suspension was for my nude protest against the institute’s inability to stop the abuse of my labour rights. The second suspension was for my Facebook posts criticising the president’s wife who is Minister of Education. I spent six months of the first suspension on a prestigious fellowship in Stellenbosch. I spent thirty-three days of the second suspension in maximum security detention at Luzira Women’s Prison…”
She highlighted her #Pads4GirlsUg campaign as her most remarkable achievement during the previous year because of its ability to remind national leaders about the need to fulfill their promises.
“… it was very empowering to witness several concerned individuals contributing towards the purchase and delivery of sanitary pads to school-girls all over Uganda. Giving these menstrual hygiene products to the students was very fulfilling,” Dr Nyanzi posted.