With a cumulative total of 60,564 votes, Nyanzi came third in the race won by Shamim Malende, the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate. Malende who polled 312,104 votes was followed by the National Resistance Movement candidate Faridah Nambi with 93,867 votes.
Dr Stella Nyanzi, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)
Candidate for the Kampala Woman Parliamentary race has said that her recent
loss cannot stop her zeal to fight against the NRM Government.
With a cumulative total of 60,564 votes, Nyanzi came third in
the race won by Shamim Malende, the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate.
Malende who polled 312,104 votes was followed by the National Resistance
Movement candidate Faridah Nambi with 93,867 votes.
But Nyanzi told Uganda Radio Network (URN) this morning that She
says she has been a social-political actor in Uganda; speaking for minorities
and for liberation, adding that even though she has lost the path to
parliament, she will still call for accountability, fight against corruption, oppression
and for the minorities.
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Nyanzi, an outspoken feminist says that the contest was a great experience
of learning and growing. But, adds that the loss will give her time to
concentrate on her children, family and commit more time to her hobbies like
gardening and baking.
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She is however concerned that she was forced out of the University
and remains unemployable, as many education institutions are terrified to give
her a job.
“Most education institutions…
Nyanzi was a researcher at the Makerere University Institute
for Social Research after a disagreement on her roles at the institution. She
was later charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication after a
provocative poem she posted on her Facebook page on September 16, the day after
the president’s 74th birthday.
It expressed the view that Uganda would have been better off
had Museveni died at birth.