Ugandan Activist Stella Nyanzi warned by Facebook over the use of offensive language

by Helvine Achieng
March 3, 2021

Facebook has warned Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi over her choice of words on its platform. Nyanzi, who recently fled to Kenya claiming her life in Kampala was in danger, has responded, saying she is 'fine' despite Facebook's warning.

Nyanzi has even vowed to write a book, where she says there will be no restrictions on how she expresses herself.

"Your account may be restricted if you violate again, Facebook warned the outspoken Nyanzi.

"Restricting my Facebook account is fine," she responded.

Earlier, Stella Nyanzi had accused opposition leader Bobi Wine of working behind the scenes to have her reprimanded on the social media platform. But she did not share proof.

"Between Dictator Museveni and Dictator Nyanzi has also accused opposition leader Bobi Wine of working behind the scenes to have her reprimanded by Facebook.Kyagulanyi, I know that the old man imprisoned me, but he never got my posts criticizing him removed from Facebook. Who is a worse dictator even when out of power?" Nyanzi stated.

This is not the first time Stella Nyanzi is getting in trouble over her utterances on social media. Initially, she had been arrested and jailed for more than a year in Kampala after a poem she posted on social media was considered offensive towards the first family. In recent weeks, Nyanzi has been using offensive words against Bobi Wine on social media.

The source of her beef cannot be ascertained as yet, even though she lost in her quest to become the Kampala Woman MP to an opponent from Wine's National Unity Platform (NUP) party.