Dr. Nyanzi wants court to let her see a private Doctor in light of miscarriage

  • Posted on: 10 January 2019
  • By: Presenters

A Grade one magistrate at Buganda Road court has declined to hear an application by the jailed Makerere University Researcher Dr. Stellah Nyanzi  in which she had sought an order for  Luzira prison authorities to  release her antenatal records for purposes of recieving  treatment in regards to a miscarriage she cliams she  suffered recently while in prison.


Nyanzi who has been seated in a dock informed grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu that  prison Health authorities do not believe that she suffered a miscarriage  on Friday last week  and hence forth she needs to seek medical attention from her private doctor else she says risks  loosing her uterus too.


However Nyanzi says without her medical and antenantal record which she accuses prison authorities of concealing ; her doctor has no where to start from. 


But all Nyanzi and Ssemakadde's pleas fell on a deaf ear as magistrate Kamasanyu insisted that this kind of application must be put  in writing inorder to give a chance to whoever is  being accused of concealing the said documents to respond. 


She instead remanded back Nyanzi to prison until the 17th/January for Ssemakadde  to a make  response to  the state submissions regarding the legality of the charges that he wants court to dismiss.


This  has sparked off an exchange in court between Ssemakadde and the magistrate with the lawyer accusing her of being insensitive to the needs of a Fellow woman and human rights atlarge .


At this point , the magistrate warned Ssemakadde to tame his behaviour and that of client adding that she will not allow certain words to be uttered in her court. 


Nyanzi who is accused of cyber harassment and offensive communication against the person of president Museveni and that of his late mother Esteri Kokundeka  even yesterday informed a Highcourt judge that she is being admitted at Luzira prison sick-bay after suffering  a miscarriage due to High blood pressure. 


However  today at Buganda Road court, Nyanzi told the magistrate that she is not returning to the prison sick- bay for fear of losing her uterus to the state  yet she must stay in jail until her case is finally disposed off.