Ugandan Scholar and Rights Activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s Facebook account has been restricted over her posts that according to facebook are deemed abusive towards NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine.
On Sunday, the former Makerere University researcher woke up with her Facebook account restricted.
According to a message from Facebook, Dr Nyanzi’s account faces suspension should she continue violating the social media company’s community policies.
However, this did not deter the outspoken academic-turned politician Dr Nyanzi.
“If leaders in the opposition are untouchable, then we risk replacing the oppressive dictator with our own dictator. For me, I touch the untouchables for free!” she posted in response to the Facebook warning.
She added that she will now release all the restricted poems in a book she has entitled” NKT! THE BULLETPROOF CAR.”
Since losing the Kampala Woman MP seat to Shamim Malende of National Unity Platform (NUP), Dr Nyanzi, who stood on the FDC ticket, has launched a series of criticism against Bobi Wine, whom she describes as a dictator.
In her poems, Nyanzi talked about how Kyagulanyi, who she says should be their liberator, acquired an armoured car to protect himself and not the people he wants to liberate.
Nyanzi went ahead and talked about Kyagulanyi’s Magere home, mocked the UVOTE app, among other things, which attracted mixed reactions from her followers and Kyagulanyi’s supporters.
This is not the first time that Facebook restricts an account over attack on the NUP president.
During the elections, a number of accounts own by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporters were suspended indefinitely from the social media platform.
Facebook says that Nyanzi’s comments were against their community policies.