A message by President Uhuru Kenyatta to his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni posted State House Kenya’s official Facebook page was flagged down on Sunday for allegedly containing false information.
This came a day after Museveni was declared the winner of the Presidential elections with over 5.85 million votes against NUP’s Bobi Wine’s 3.48 million.
President Kenyatta message, described President Yoweri Museveni’s re-election as a testimony of the confidence the people of Uganda have in his leadership.
He added “He looks forward to continue working with President Museveni in deepening the strong bilateral ties between Kenya and Uganda for the mutual benefit of the people of the two Republics.”
The message posted by State House read; “ Uganda had achieved stability and registered consistent economic growth under President Museveni, and assured of Kenya’s commitment to continue partnering with Uganda in advancing regional and continental integration agenda through the East African Community, the African Union and other multilateral platforms.”
However, Facebook flagged the message saying “the same information was checked in another post by independent fact checkers” therefore labeling it false.
Museveni’s main competitor Bobi Wine had accused him of interfering with the results and called the elections, most fraudulent election in the history of Uganda.
He urged citizens to reject the results in a phone interview before the final results were announced.