Nairobi News


‘Strip don’ quits Makerere University for new Sh500K role in SA

Controversial Ugandan scholar Dr Stella Nyanzi, known for her x-rated social media attacks against President Yoweri Museveni, has quit her role as lecturer at Makerere University.

The vocal Nyanzi confirmed the development on her official Facebook page.

She added she will be quitting the country’s largest institution of higher learning after landing a lucrative research role at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

At the Cape Town based campus, Nyanzi a mother of three and staunch supporter of opposition leader Kiiza Besigye will be pocketing Ush17.6 million (about Sh586,000), which is four times more than what she was earning at Makerere.

“I am very excited about starting my Research fellowship at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies. It is great to join an academic space that values the role of research and researchers in Africa. I am grateful to resume and plunge into producing academic research knowledge without any encumbrances. I was born to do research,” she said.


The outspoken  was suspended following a nude protest at the institution of research (MISR) following a disagreement with a colleague over office space.

This protest was aired on live TV and consequently attracted the interest of many people across East Africa.

Dr Nyanzi, who is an expert on sexuality, will lead a research titled “Rethinking Sex in Uganda’s Parliament” while at her new workstation.