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Dr Stella Nyanzi taken back to Luzira until May 10

Nyanzi (left) listens to Judge Kabanda. PHOTO VIA @MICOH

Dr.Stella Nyanzi loses bail review application

Makerere University Researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been sent back on remand at Luzira Prison until Buganda Road Court hears and determines  the state’s application to inquire into her mental status.

High court Judge Elizabeth Kabanda ruled that  it will be after the outcome of this  application, that Nyanzi ‘s right to apply for bail will be considered.

The only consolation, if any for the defence team, was that Justice Kabanda  faulted trial Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda for taking Dr.Nyanzi’s plea on charges of Offensive Communication, and then declining to entertain her bail application when she was produced before him on April 10.

The judge however said that the magistrate had powers to hear the mental status application, and its against this background that she has declined to strike it out as requested by Dr.Nyanzi’s lawyers.

Dr.Stella Nyanzi will now return to  Buganda Road court on  May 10 for her lawyers to respond to the state’s application to have her mental Status ascertained.

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