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Dr Stella Nyanzi and another Demonstrator
Dr Stella Nyanzi with another Demonstrator. Courtesy Photo

Stella Nyanzi Arrested for Inciting Violence

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, Dr. Nyanzi was arrested on Tuesday together with her unidentified driver and passenger.
posted onJune 12, 2018
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KAMPALA. Police have arrested Makerere University Researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi on allegations of inciting violence.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, Dr. Nyanzi was arrested on Tuesday together with her unidentified driver and passenger.

Owoyesigyire says the driver who has declined to reveal his identities to the police, was arrested for a traffic charge. He alleges that the driver failed to comply with traffic regulations and inconsiderate use of motor vehicle and obstruction of the road.

Owoyesigyire says that Nyanzi incited violence as she caused chaos around Naguru. 

The three are being held at Jinja road police station.

Nyanzi, however, says she and some members of her group had been invited by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Brig Sabiiti Muzeyi for a meeting at Naguru Police Headquarters. However, she was denied entrance and later rounded up. 

"I have parked my car across the entrance to the police. If I do not go in, I need the Deputy IGP to come and chase me away in person. I am in my car playing loud music." Nyanzi said earlier in her social media post.

Nyanzi, alongside a group of youths named, 'the alternatives' have since last week been protesting against the rampant kidnap, sexual abuse and murder of people especially women. 

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