Uganda’s First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni on Wednesday revealed that she was shocked by the attacks mated on her by now controversial social media commentator, Stella Nyanzi.
The First Lady Of Uganda (FLOU) who also doubles a s the country’s Education minister and a known Born Again Christian said she had forgiven Nyanzi for the verbal artillery the latter unleashed on her saying she could not believe that a woman of Nyanzi’s caliber could insult her to that extent.
“I wanted to say that today I was told that an educationist called Nyanzi and she said so much about me today. And I just wanted to tell the people because so many people were so angry and kept saying did you hear what this lady was saying about you, aren’t you going to do this or do the other,” Janet begun in an interview with a local television station.
She added, “I wanted to say that the people of goodwill really who were concerned that I should be attacked for something I did and I still don’t know what wrong I committed to deserved that kind of language.”
“I just wanted to tell the people that I honestly forgave that lady,” the FLOU revealed.
The recent months have seen Nyanzi unleash a series of verbal attacks on the FLOU accusing her of being out of touch with what ordinary Ugandans go through on a daily.
In one of her posts that have been trending on social media, Nyanzi accused Janet of giving school going girls a cold shoulder when she revealed that government did not have money to buy sanitary pads. President Yoweri Museveni had during the presidential campaigns promised to provide the pads.
Another statement that got Nyanzi unleashing what we cannot write was Janet’s comments bashing the early reporting time for children and the caution she gave parents on the use of boda bodas to transport children to school.
Nyanzi was recently summoned to present herself at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) for an offensive communication and cyber harassment, which is being investigated under reference number CID HQTRS GEF 122/2017.