Stella isn’t mentally Ill. You are!


Dr. Nyanzi’s act of undressing in public has provoked so much hullabaloo; many politicians have risen up to viciously say that she should be sucked with immediate effect, some of them even blaming it on poor upbringing by her parents(which i think is not a fair judgement, and may be emotional). Some have even claimed that the Doctor has a mental challenge (which i also disagree with). Fellow Academicians at Makerere have voiced the same message in a similar tone.

Interestingly, i have seen in this very country cases of people slaughtering humans; a village wakes up one morning to find a whole family lying in a pool of blood, all slaughtered by their own father…etc; I remember a case of a man who lost his wallet where he was charting with his friends. When he asked the people around,everybody was just laughing at him. This man walked home, picked his gun and returned. On arrival there, he did not even utter a word; he just opened fire and cleared everybody in the room; was this a result of poor upbringing by his parents? What makes this an act emanating from anger and the one of Dr. Nyanzi an act of madness? Who has done harm to Uganda, the one who undressed or the one who has killed? Why should the politicians ,and others be so angry at the act of the Doctor and not at the act of killers? Isn’t this double standards?

If our politicians could show such anger at the real bad things being done in this country such as corruption in top officers, crimes and people who slaughter fellow humans like cows, i think this country would be far. Ugandans have seen macabre deaths of fellow Ugandans inflicted on them by other Ugandans.. What attracts my attention is that i have never seen the politicians, academicians and the general public get so angry and calling the perpetuates of these gruesome,cruel murders as mentality challenged, poorly brought up etc and demanding that immediate and severe punishments be inflicted on them.

In my opinion, There was anger and frustration on the part of Dr. Nyanzi, just like many of those cases of people who have killed others. Unlike the others who have expressed their anger by killing, she chose to express hers in this style which i find normal.
Finally, i think there is a hypocritical phobia for sexual parts/ or sex related issues among Africans; whenever something has to do with these matters, it is a worse crime than the crime of a person who ends the life of another or who pours acid in the face of another, or who embezzles billions of shillings meant for treating dying Ugandans in the hospitals etc. Aren’t Ugandans focussing on Minors and leaving the Major issues to escape unattended? Everybody will then behave as if sexual parts are taboo to them because they are very holy. The likes of Tanga Odoi will then talk as if this is something that has done any harm to Uganda compared to the thefts of public funds.

‘Makanda Paul’ via Ugandans at Heart (UAH) Community

Kampala

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