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Dr. Stella Nyanzi Asks for Adjournment Citing Miscarriage :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Dr. Stella Nyanzi Asks for Adjournment Citing Miscarriage

Justice Lydia Mugambe of the High Court Civil Division was scheduled to start hearing the application filed by Dr. Nyanzi through her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde in November last year accusing Makerere University of disregarding orders by Makerere University Staff Appeals Tribunal reinstating her.

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Hearing of the case in which Dr Stella Nyanzi sued Makerere University for failing to reinstate her failed to take off this morning after she informed court that she was unwell following a miscarriage.

Justice Lydia Mugambe of the High Court Civil Division was scheduled to start hearing the application filed by Dr Nyanzi through her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde in November last year. Nyanzi accuses Makerere University for disregarding orders by Makerere University Staff Appeals Tribunal to reinstate her.

The Makerere University Staff Appeals Tribunal chaired by George Omunyokol ruled against Dr Nyanzi's suspension in 2016, saying it was illegal. It ordered her reinstatement and payment of her emoluments, a thing that wasn't down prompting Dr. Nyanzi to run to court. 

The matter came up for hearing today, but Dr. Nyanzi informed Justice Lydia Mugambe that she couldn't proceed because she was unwell following a miscarriage that she had in Luzira prison last week. 

Dr Nyanzi had a cannula on one of her hands and didn't have her trade mark dreads. Her lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde also asked for adjournment, saying he also wanted to get some records pertaining Dr. Nyanzi's employment details at Makerere University.

He explained that the records that show the process of Nyanzi's employment and minutes of the meeting leading to her suspension are in soft copies with his client. Ssemakadde noted that the University had concealed the documents alleging that Dr. Nyanzi was invited to one of the meetings with the Appointments Board to discuss her issues but she was non-responsive.

But Ssemakadde told court that Nyanzi attended the meeting and blasted the members for failing to understand how she was employed at Makerere University.

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The university, which was represented by Esther Kalinga didn't raise any objection to the adjournment. Although Ssemakadde asked for a week of adjournment, Kalinga said she needed more time arguing that she is new in the case and needs time to read the file.

Kalinga argued that Hudson Musoke who was representing Makerere University in the case was unwell. Justice Lydia Mugambe told Makerere University to always implement court orders. 

Mugambe said that the university shouldn't be put in a mess because of intrigue. Dr. Nyanzi will now return on February 13, 2019 for hearing of her case. 

 

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