M7 Orders the Arrest Of People Misusing WhatsApp

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the arrest of three people who allegedly uploaded an audio message on social media that promotes ethnic divisions between the Bahima and the Bakiga of South-western Uganda.

Over the weekend, Museveni issued a strong warning against to all people who use social media to promote ethnic divisions

“This is a message to all the young people of Uganda, especially from Western region, who are misusing social media, particularly WhatsApp, to promote and show their immoral behavior.

On 27th May, 2015, I happened to listen to one of those recordings and I was in utter shock when I heard the kind of words they were exchanging. But this will not be tolerated in Uganda,” Museveni said over the weekend.

Below is Museveni’s speech on WhatsApp misuse.

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