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Is it true that Ugandan President Kaguta Museveni is admitted in ICU over deteriorating Health?

Is it true that Ugandan President Kaguta Museveni is admitted in ICU over deteriorating Health?

A screenshot that seems to be taken from the Twitter handle of @CitizenKenyaTv claims that Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni is in intensive Care Unit (ICU) over his deteriorating health. The post also claims that first son General Kainerugaba Muhoozi called for a family meeting. 



This post was made on 8th June 2023 shortly after the Ugandan president had declared his ailment from Covid 19, just a day after his State Of the Nation Address to the country. The post with this handle@CitizenKenyaTv received over 30,000 views, 163 likes,32 replies and 32 retweets. 



Fact check.

First, we checked this  twitter account and notice, it is not the official twitter handle of Citizen Tv, a Kenyan TV station. This handle is a Fake Account and is described as the Official Unofficial twitter handle of Citizen Tv.  

The Official Account of Citizen Tv is @CitizenTvKenya with a following of 5.3M and has got a BlueTick to differentiate it from all other accounts. 



The Ugandan President was diagnosed with Covid 19 on 7th June 2023 and is now under quarantine. 

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, on 13th June 2023 shared on his official Twitter that the news of him being in ICU were inaccurate. He then described the state of his health and mentioned if he was not alright, the government would communicate officially to Ugandans. 

The Press Secretary to the President Sandor Walusimbi also clarified that the president is not in ICU but only self isolating after contracting Covid 19.



The claims also mention that Muhoozi called for a family meeting on the same issue. There is no evidence to back up this claim. 



It is false to claim that Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as suggested in the posts. The President is in self isolation after he was diagnosed with Covid 19. 

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