One man arrested for announcing Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, dead.

The arrest comes after Mr Museveni, 76, ordered security forces to “get very quickly” and arrested those who had spread false information about his death.
Police have arrested a man from Luweero district in central Uganda for offensive communications after he allegedly spread false information that President Yoweri Museveni had spread.

“Incontrovertible evidence has been collected about him and will be used for prosecution,” said CID spokesman Charles Twiine, who identified the suspect as Jamilu Ssekyondwa.

The arrest comes after Mr Museveni, 76, ordered security forces to “get very quickly” and arrested those who had spread false information about his death.

“Apparently, social media say Museveni is dead. They (security services) should get very soon anyone who tells a story like this, “he said on Thursday during another swearing-in ceremony for cabinet ministers because of Kololo’s independence.

The allegations, which were heard even after the president appeared several times in public, began circulating on the night of June 26 through a variety of media from anonymous sources on microblogging platforms, as well as the government-banned Facebook program.

“The other day I went to this side of Bombo to lay the foundation (of the project). People were looking at me in amazement because social media reported that I was dead,” the president said.

He then ordered security agencies to resolve what he described as “the problem of insecurity but ignorance”.

“The security service has to solve this problem. I have to interview them (security service) so they can go to you. If you are in Europe, you will be accused and told to” go to hell “because you are wasting people’s time,” he added.

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni 
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