KAMPALA – Former Makerere University researcher and political activist Dr Stella Nyanzi was on Friday, April 10 readmitted to hospital hours after she had been discharged.
Dr Nyanzi said she is suffering kidney complications.
“I am readmitted. I am back in hospital with some more kidney ailments. Please pray that I beat this illness,” she posted on her social media platforms.
There had been rumours that the outspoken that Dr Nyanzi, who recently returned from prison, had been poisoned after she was acquitted on charges of cyber harassment of President Museveni.
But she dismissed the claims.
“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.