Dr. Stella Nyanzi threatens to strip naked if government doesn’t pay Bad Black her money
Former Makerere University researcher Stella Nyanzi has threatened to strip naked in protest if the government of Uganda doesn’t pay Shanitah Namuyimba alias ‘Bad Black’ money for her participation in the coronavirus awareness campaign.
Bad Black recently demanded 500 million shillings from the Ministry of Health after she appeared in series of advertisements urging sex workers to stay away from truck drivers in order to avoid spreading the coronavirus disease.
Stella Nyanzi, a renown activist states that she stands in solidarity with Bad Black and is willing to organize a protest to that effect.
“Give the lady her money! If the Ministry of Health doesn’t pay up, I will coordinate a group of sex workers, their clients, families and allies from all over Uganda to hold a peaceful protest at the Office of the Prime Minister where the COVID-19 Task Force sits. Some of us will undress in protest,” she stated.
The High Court Civil Division Judge Lydia Mugambe recently ordered Makerere University to compensate Stella Nyanzi with 120 million shillings, promote her to the rank of Senior Research Fellow, pay all her salary emoluments and then reinstate her on the job from which she was dismissed a few years ago.
Dr. Stella is never far from controversy, a few weeks ago, she was arrested for demonstrating over what she described as ‘slow distribution’ of government relief food to vulnerable people, mostly affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
She is reportedly eyeing a political position in parliament.