The Makerere University Appointments Board has issued fresh summons for controversial lecturer Dr Stella Nyanzi for insulting first lady Janet Museveni.
According to summons sent to Nyanzi on October 18, the lecturer and researcher faces charges of using abusive and insulting language on her Facebook account against Mrs Museveni, also the education minister.
In their summons, the board accuses Nyanzi of referring to first lady Mrs Museveni as a “lazy pig, big-thighed cow, poisonous snake, empty-brained leopardess and certified fool”.
“She is seriously more foolish than I envisaged. Somebody lend Janet a few brain cells please, please, please,” the board quotes Nyanzi as writing on her Facebook timeline in March 2017.
Makerere also accuses Nyanzi of tarnishing the image of the university, by insulting the education minister, under whose docket the institution falls.
Stella Nyanzi Speaks Out on Makerere Summons on Insulting First Lady Janet Museveni; Tarnishing University image
In response to the charge of insulting Janet Museveni, Nyanzi said: “When did I ever deny speaking the truth about a fool? The truth liberates! I will defend the truths that I speak.”
On the charge of tarnishing Makerere University’s image, Nyanzi said that the appointments board was obsessed with “illusions of grandeur about the image of this house of vast oppressions, repressions and suppressions”.
“Isn’t it the deepest insult to any scholar who has ever been at Makerere University that Janet Museveni was appointed based on pure nepotism to become Minister of Education and Sports in Uganda?” wrote Nyanzi.
She also questioned the appointment of the first lady as education minister.
“Every day that she masquerades around as Minister of Education and Sports tarnishes the image of all institutions of education in our country because Janet Museveni only slept her way into that ministry,” claimed Nyanzi.
“Makerere University tarnishes her own image through defending the folly of this nepotism, exchange of sex for a position, and imposition of a failure upon the education sector.”