Controversial Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has reacted to rumours of Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura ill health with elation.
Rumours that Gen Kayihura had been flown abroad for specialised medical attention began swirling after days of absence from the public.
Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye would later tell the press his boss was in Turkey on official duties, rubbishing as fake the news of the general’s biting sickness as alleged by tabloids.
Now Stella Nyanzi has come out to celebrate Kayihura’s ‘sickness’ (or at least the speculation of the same, for now).
When Nyanzi was thrown in jail over cyber harrasment and offensive communication, she accused first lady Janet Museveni for having a hand in her woes since the researcher had critcised Janet and her husband for failing to provide free sanitary towels to school girls as promised in 2016 election campaigns.
But Kayihura would later tell the media it was him – not the first lady – who had ordered for Nyanzi’s arrest.
Nyanzi’s charges related to her posts on social media network Facebook. In one of the posts, she referred to Uganda’s three-decade ruler as a #PairOfButtocks.
Now Nyanzi has reacted to Kayihura’s sickness speculations with glee.
“I read about the serious illness and hospitalization of the Inspector General of Police, I burst into a dance of joy. Say what you may about my reflex action, but I honestly jumped rhythmically with an outburst of glee,” she wrote on Facebook.
She thanked for God for dealing with her troublers, suggesting that Kayihura’s ‘sickness’ was fulfillment of scriptures.
“I praised the God of my ancestors for avenging my oppressors. Behold, I am witnessing the very fulfilment of scriptures I read as a child. ‘Vengeance is mine,’ says the Lord your God.”