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FALSE: Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Buganda did not argue with blogger Fred Lumbuye | by PesaCheck | August 2022

The YouTube video attached to the message shows nothing about the alleged fight.

A Facebook post claiming that the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Buganda, Charles Mayiga, had a fight with blogger and activist Fred Lumbuye is FALSE.

The post written in Luganda claims the fight took place in the UK and provides a YouTube link.

When clicked, the link shows a video of the Ugandan blogger based in Turkey talking about various topics. The blogger runs a YouTube channel called Lumbuye Fred,

In the 57-minute video, which is muted at the start, Lumbuye makes several unsubstantiated claims, including one in which he alleges that Uganda’s president plans to “eliminate the Kabaka from Buganda, abolish Buganda as a tribe and as part of Uganda”. .

He further claims that the prime minister has “paid bloggers to hijack any discussion of the Kabaka’s health on social media.”

There is no information in the video about the alleged fight. Moreover, on the date the allegation regarding the fight was published, the Prime Minister updated his Twitter account indicating that he had traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the message, Mayiga said that during his stay in Sweden he visited the company that manufactures Volvo cars.

PesaCheck reviewed a Facebook post claiming that the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Buganda, Charles Mayiga, had a fight with blogger Fred Lumbuye and found it to be FALSE.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organizations like PesaCheck help tell fact from fiction. We do this by giving audiences deeper insight and context into the posts they see in their social media feeds.

Have you spotted what you think is fake or false information on Facebook? Here’s how you can report. And, here is more information on The PesaCheck methodology to check for questionable content.

This fact check was written by PesaCheck Fact-Checker Flavia Nassaka and editor of PesaCheck Cedrick Irakoze and acting editor Francis Mwaniki.

The article has been approved for publication by the editor of PesaCheck Doreen Wainainah.

PesaCheck is the first public finance fact-checking initiative in East Africa. It was co-founded by Catherine Gicheru and Justin Arensteinand is incubated by the continent’s largest civic tech and data journalism accelerator: Code for Africa. It aims to help the public separate fact from fiction in public statements about the numbers that shape our world, with particular emphasis on public finance statements that shape government delivery of public services and development goals. (SDGs), such as health care, rural development and access to water/sanitation. PesaCheck also tests the accuracy of media reporting. To learn more about the project, visit pesacheck.org.

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