<p>Stella Nyanzi, a controversial academic and activist in Uganda on Friday refused to accept bail stating that she preferred to remain on remand till her case was heard.</p> <p>The current case against her is for insulting the dead mother of President Yoweri Museveni in a Facebook post. </p> <p>Incidentally, her reason for refusing bail was to allow her teach inmates of the prisons how to use Facebook, local media portals quoted her as saying.</p> <p>“What are they investigating – that Yoweri Museveni is still offended? I will go and be with those ladies in Luzira [Prison] teaching them how to write on Facebook. </p> <p>“When they are released they can write as much as I do. As a writer… A poetess… writing to a broad group of people, I write criticising the regime.”</p> <p>Nyanzi is no stranger to controversy, she was arrested last year and charged with offences relating to cyber harassment. She had described the president as a ‘pair of buttocks.’ </p> <p>The case was eventually dropped at some point and she was freed. Trial for the current case is due to start on November 22.</p>
What are they investigating - that Yoweri Museveni is still offended? I will go and be with those ladies in Luzira [Prison] teaching them how to write on Facebook.