"Dr. Stella Nyanzi needs your help to pay her legal fees. 0771-824-117 is her personal number. 0757-200-204 is her lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde's number. Both numbers are registered on mobile money. If you can, send with the reason 'Legal Fees'. Thank you." Marvin Saasi, a close confidant of Nyanzi, posted on his Facebook timeline.
Saasi, who was part of Nyanzi's legal team told The Observer that the embattled researcher has never received any money from Makerere since her first suspension contrary to the terms of the suspension where she was bound to receive half pay.
Saasi also disclosed that the university has also since disregarded a directive by the staff appeals tribunal to pay Nyanzi all her outstanding salary arrears within 10 working days. On October 2, the staff appeals tribunal directed the university to immediately reinstate Nyanzi back in her position and also pay all her arrears.
When contacted, Makerere University public relations officer Ritah Namisango told The Observer that she could not authoritatively comment on a matter that is still being decided on.
Namisango said that when the university tribunal and the appointments board concludes Nyanzi's matters, they will send out official communication to her and all the concerned parties in the matter.