President Museveni has ordered security to arrest individuals who spread rumours claiming the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi had died.
“I was surprised that people were saying on social media that someone had poisoned Kabaka Mutebi, then later they said he had died,” Museveni said Thursday night.
“How can people behave like that? If anything goes wrong with the Highness, the people to announce are there.”
He said people on social media are announcing that the Kabaka is dead.
” Is it their duty to do that? Those people, we shall go for them.”
Museveni who was addressing NRM delegates said he hopes the police has gotten them.
They have to explain their irresponsible behaviour, he noted.
Still, on social media, some media houses were showing how opposition groups had defeated NRM in the youth elections, he went on.
A journalist is supposed to entertain, inform and educate, Museveni pointed out.
“If a journalist misinforms, then they shouldn’t be journalists.”
To him, a Journalist is duty-bound to report the truth; they don’t have to be bribed.