KAMPALA – Former Makerere University researcher and political activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has hinted that she was poisoned after being discharged from hospital for the second time in a week.
Dr Nyanzi was on Friday, April 10 readmitted to hospital hours after she had been discharged over complications related to kidneys and other internal organs.
And on Tuesday, April 14, she was discharged from Kampala Hospital.
Dr Nyanzi then took to social media to thank the doctors and friends who supported her.
“Finally I am out of hospital. I feel good. I feel brand new. I feel alive. I feel like my kidneys, colon and other internal organs are well-oiled,” she said.
“I thank the specialists and healthcare workers at Kampala Hospital who treated my failing body. I thank them for flushing out all poisons and toxins from my body. Haters will need alternative avenues of repoisoning me,” she added.
“I thank my partner, children, family and friends for caring for me in very tangible ways. I thank everyone who contributed money for the hospital bills and medications. I thank those who prayed for me and sent me healing vibes.
My mended body is now bouncing back to the frontline of the struggle to poke the leopard’s anus until Uganda is liberated from the military dictatorship. Aluta continua…”
The outspoken Dr Nyanzi, who recently returned from prison, had dismissed reports that she had been poisoned after she was acquitted on charges of cyber harassment of President Museveni.
“My people, I am not yet dead.
Don’t start digging the burial ground as yet. I am just suffering illnesses from Luzira prison. I have bad anaemia, sick kidneys and foul UTI.
I have trauma triggered by torture in prison,” Dr Nyanzi posted.
“You see, my people who love me, you see? I don’t need a grave as yet.
Instead I need foods rich in iron.
Leafy greens, mukene silver fish, millet oats andnd protein rich foods to build my kidneys. Don’t believe the lie that Janet murdered me!
She has learnt to fear me,” she added.
Dr Nyanzi’s poor health first emerged on February 20, 2020 when she acquitted by court.
She collapsed at the International Crimes Division in Kampala after a High Court judge ordered for her release from Luzira Prison where she had been for months.
Dr Nyanzi was last year convicted and sentenced to 18 months for harassing President Museveni.
However, she appealed against the conviction and sentence citing unfairness and that the trial court erred in law.
In February, Justice Henry Peter Adonyo who heard her appeal ordered for her “immediate release” from prison.
The judge noted that Buganda Road trial magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu had no jurisdiction to convict Dr Nyanzi of cyber harassment.