The tweet in the screenshot reads: “I want the arrest of @KakwenzaRukira to be a lesson to all those who think they can abuse me on social media and walk away scot free. Whereas we have freedom of speech in Uganda, there should be a limit.”
But did Kainerugaba send this tweet? We checked.
Tweet ‘fake’ says Uganda army director of information
A search for the tweet on Twitter returned no results.
Magezi shared the screenshot circulating on social media, stamped “Fake News” in red. He captioned it: “The reference by Kakwenza’s legal representatives to a bogus tweet (frame 1) is quite disgraceful. It only perpetuates the repulsive practice by some wayward elements in our society that forgery, disinformation & wanton abuse on social media is okay and without consequence. Sad!”
We could find no evidence Kainerugaba tweeted anything like it.
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