Embattled Makerere University researcher and lecturer, Dr. Stella Nyanzi has finally succumbed to the heat from venomous public taunts.
Today, Monday 4th July, the mother of three has unveiled her intentions to visit Butabika Mental Hospital to get her head examined.
“This week, I plan to go to Butabika National Referral and Teaching Mental Hospital for a test. You people have said that I am mentally sick so many times that I want to know for sure that I am not. If you hear the hateful lies told about you many times, you begin to believe them.
That is what the boring normal world of mediocres does to extraordinary people. To dismissively explain away my radical stance that refuses exploitation, hatred, oppression, stupidity and abuse, powerful and powerless people variously call me mad, crazy, mawaya, insane, confused, bizarre, weird, lunatic, psychotic, or a range of clinical mental sicknesses.
I do not have a referral. I will wear my three-piece kitengi, some red lipstick as war-paint, and some expensive French perfume to boost my confidence. I will go to the out-patients unit and ask for a test for mental illness. I will ask to be tested specifically for madness. I need the diagnosis as another weapon to throw at all you haters. I am bad-arser than you!”—Dr. Stella Nyanzi