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The video of a collapsed building is not Pastor Kakande’s fallen Synagogue Church of all Nations

A video of a collapsed building  purportedly of Pastor Kakande’s church has surfaced on social media. On October 20th 2021, the police reported that part of Pastor Kakande’s the Synagogue Church of all Nations,Kubbiri in Mulago collapsed in injuring three people. However, with this accident, a number of videos started making rounds with claims that […]

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Viral Social Media Post

False 40yr Centenary Bank anniversary celebration survey

Centenary Bank has dismissed a 40yr anniversary link making rounds on social media. The link is purportedly a survey by Centenary Bank with a reward of sh.100000 to any lucky winners in celebration of their 40yr anniversary.   However, in a statement released by the management of Centenary Bank on their official social media pages, […]

Fake letter purportedly issued by an officer from the presidency office

A recommendation letter purportedly written by an officer from the presidency office requesting for Canada travel visa is fake. The letter is purported to have been written by Janet Mbabazi allegedly working as Deputy Principle Secretary to President Museveni. However this letter is fake. According to the president’s senior press secretary, Nabusaayi, there is no […]

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New Vision

Claim that some Ugandans have opened up bars close to the border of DRC

The President of Uganda Museveni had closed the borders in March 2020. This was done to control the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda. Gradually the country started to open up again after the increased number of vaccinated people. Only schools and bars are still closed which has  put a strain on those businesses. Some Ugandans […]

Old fire fighting equipment purported to have been given to Masaka region by Uganda Police

Police has debunked an old fire fighting equipment it purportedly gave to Masaka region. The claim was made on a Facebook page account in names of Radio Simba Ffemwe Mweffe which posted the image with a caption suggesting that the old equipment was donated by Uganda Police. However, according to Uganda Police. This is not […]

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Speech

Claim that people who have been vaccinated against COVID 19 should isolate

A claim that people should isolate after getting vaccinated has been making round. According to the poster, this is so because the vaccines are made with live virus  SARS-COV-2 virus cells which are administered into one’s body and that the vaccines instead give one COVID19.If one doesn’t isolate, they can easily infect others. According to […]

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Speech

Mixing COVID19 vaccines could result into serious injuries to one’s body

The fight against COVID19 has seen a number of vaccines developed, among these used in Uganda is Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Johnsons &Johnson’s Jansenne. However, health workers warn that mixing these vaccines could result into serious injuries. In this case, they warn that if one gets the first jab as AstraZeneca and the second jab as […]

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Facebook Claim

Circulating letter purportedly from Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council.

A letter addressed to Nurses and Midwives purportedly from Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council with a wrong contact number went viral on social media. The UNMC however, through its social media platforms came out and warned the public about the fake notice.  

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Twitter

No project grants in the Office of the Prime minister

A letter purportedly from the office of the Prime Minister has been making rounds on social media with claims of business funding opportunities. In the letter, it is claimed that, “The office of the Prime Minister has received a cooperation Grant from VISEGRAD Foundation that seeks to support inclusive economies where individuals’ businesses and communities […]

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Social Media

Fraudsters claiming to be Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development staff calling people in an attempt to extort money from them.

There are fraudsters claiming to be staff of Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development calling people in an attempt to extort money from them with an assurance that they will be appointed as Board Members of the Bank of Uganda. They ask the victims to pay money to help them process diplomatic passports to […]