Stella Nyanzi arrested

According to reports, Dr Nyanzi crossed the border to Kenya through a porous border point. Security officers stated tracking her movement thereafter.

She is said to have returned to Uganda at about 9 pm on Saturday in a Toyota Ipsum. She was intercepted at a petrol station by a combined security team including the army, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, police and other security agencies.

“I spent last night detained in a cell somewhere in Busia town. I don’t know what police station I am detained in. My political assistant Rugumayo Ka Kusemererwa and I were picked from my car by a gang of armed officers in Busia. We were dumped into holding cells without any charges. No statements were taken from us. I am worried about the whereabouts of my driver and my campaign photographer. They were arrested ahead of the two of us but are not detained in our (unknown) detention facility. What is our crime? Can somebody tell me. They did not even isolate us in isolation or quarantine holding facilities. We are in detention cells. Again, what is our crime? Is it a crime to be a Ugandan in Uganda? Third time, what is our crime?” she posted

I spent last night detained in a cell somewhere in Busia town. I don’t know what police station I am detained in. My…

Posted by Stella Nyanzi on Saturday, September 19, 2020
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