IN SHORT: A photo of an old car riddled with bullets was taken in the US city of Chicago in 2018 to raise awareness of gun violence. It does not show the car of Ugandan pastor Aloysius Bugingo after a shooting in January 2024.
A photo has been posted on Facebook, with the claim it shows the vehicle of Ugandan pastor Aloysius Bugingo after a shooting.
Bugingo is in business. He and his ex-wife, Teddy Naluswa, founded the House of Prayer Ministry International and later launched Salt FM and Salt Television.
The controversial pastor is also a strong supporter of Uganda's ruling party.
The photo shows a car riddled with bullets, with users claiming it was the vehicle Bugingo was travelling in when gunmen attacked them. This led to the tragic death of his bodyguard on 2 January 2024.
The post’s caption reads: “Finally emotoka ya Hajji pastor bujingo yino omanyi wefula abagezi kati muyinza okuwakana.”
This translates to: “Finally Hajji Pastor Bujingo’s car is this, you know you are pretending to be smart now you can argue.”
The same claim has also been published here.
But does this photo show Bugingo's car? We checked.
Photo dates back to 2018
A Google reverse search of the photo revealed that it first appeared online in 2018. The bullet-riddled car was on display in Chicago, a city in the United States, as part of an effort to show how destructive guns can be.
According to media reports, Bugingo's vehicle was taken to the Kibuli CID headquarters for investigation on 5 January 2024.
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