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Ignore malicious messages attributed to Kutesa - Gov’t

By David Lumu

Added 24th February 2016 05:48 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has since clarified that Kutesa is neither the author nor the source of these messages.

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Foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has since clarified that Kutesa is neither the author nor the source of these messages.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified on messages circulating on social media platforms, Whatsapp and Facebook, which have depicted Sam Kutesa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in bad light.

According to statement issued yesterday, officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs describe the messages as “falsehoods” and “malicious” in nature.

“The messages allege, among other things, that the Minister’s right to communicate using public media outlets has been curtailed, and calls on the international community not to recognize President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,” the statement reads in part.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has since clarified that Kutesa is neither the author nor the source of these messages. 

The Facebook account, which carried the message attributed to Kutesa, has also been described as “a poor attempt at impersonation.”

“These messages are malicious and intended to cause alarm and discredit the person of the Honorable Minister, His Excellency the President, and the recently concluded elections in Uganda. The Ministry calls on the general public and the international community to treat these falsehoods with the contempt they deserve,” the statement noted.

Museveni was on February 20 declared winner of the February 18 presidential poll by the Electoral Commission (EC).  He got 60.75%, while his rival, Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye polled 35.4%.

 

 

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