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Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan feminist and lecturer has been jailed over a poem about ‘Vagina’ she wrote and shared on Facebook in September.

 

The Ugandan feminist in the poem, used a graphic description of the birth of the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, and his mother’s vagina to criticize his “oppression, suppression and repression” in the country. Stella who was arraigned before Buganda Road Court, was charged with “cyber harassment and offensive communication”. She was accused of intending to disturb the peace and privacy of President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his mother the late Esteeri.

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The poem she wrote, read;

Yoweri, they say it was your birthday
yesterday.
How bitterly sad a day!
I wish the smelly and itchy cream-coloured
candida festering in Esiteri’s cunt had
suffocated you to death during birth.
Suffocated you just like you are suffocating
us with oppression, suppression and
repression!

 

Yoweri, they say it was your birthday
yesterday.
How painfully ugly a day!
I wish the lice-filled bush of dirty pubic hair
overgrown all over Esiteri’s unwashed
chuchu had strangled you at birth.
Strangled you just like the long tentacles of
corruption you sowed and watered into our
bleeding economy.

 

Yoweri, they say it was your birthday
yesterday.
How nauseatingly disgusting a day!
I wish the acidic pus flooding Esiteri’s
cursed vaginal canal had burnt up your
unborn fetus.
Burnt you up as badly as you have corroded
all morality and professionalism out of our
public institutions in Uganda.

 

Yoweri, they say it was your birthday yesterday.
How horrifically cancerous a day!
I wish the infectious dirty-brown discharge
flooding Esiteri’s loose pussy had drowned
you to death.
Drowned you as vilely as you have sank and
murdered the dreams and aspirations of
millions of youths who languish in the deep
sea of massive unemployment, and under-
emplyment in Uganda.

 

Yoweri, they say it was your birthday yesterday.
How traumatically wasted a day!
I wish the poisoned uterus sitting just above
Esiteri’s dry clitoris had prematurely
miscarried a thing to be cast upon a
manure pit.
Prematurely miscarried just like you
prematurely aborted any semblance of
democracy, good governance and rule of
law.

 

Yoweri, they say it was your birthday yesterday!
How morbidly grave a day!
I wish that Esiteri’s cursed genitals had
pushed out a monstrously greenish-bluish
still-birth.
You should have died at birth, you dirty
delinquent dictator…
You should have died in birth, Yoweri Kaguta
Museveni.

…….
If you want to beat me for my heartfelt birthday poem, come and find me at my home. Ask the bodabodamen to direct you to Mama Stella’s house with a red gate. I refuse to be gagged!

 

The academic had stated that she has no case to answer and pushed for her immediate release, but the judgement wasn’t in her favour. Her request for the court to summon 20 defense witnesses, including President Yoweri Museveni himself was also turned down.

 

Nyanzi who is battling three other legal cases: another “cyber harassment and offensive communication” trial for a poem calling the President a “pair of buttocks,” which she took bail for; a civil dispute with her former employer Makerere University, who dismissed her for staging a naked protest; and a case disputing her inclusion on Uganda’s “no-fly” list initiated by her critical Facebook commentary, is still being held at Luzira prison where she has been since November 2018.

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