Museveni’s son-in-law impersonated, Tumwebaze wishes happy birthday to ‘fake account’

Edwin Karugire

Someone made a parody Facebook account of Edwin Karugire, the husband of Natasha Museveni, daughter to President Yoweri K. Museveni.

So, when a Facebook message, notifying “Karugire’s” Facebook friends about his birthday, on Friday, Tumwebaze sent a tweet “Wishing” a “Happy birthday” to “Counsel @karugire.”

“….. Age is wisdom. Wish you #Blessings & happy years ahead,” he tweeted.

Karugire, who was tagged in the tweet, responded saying it wasn’t his birthday.

It is Morrison Rwakakamba who informed Edwin Karugire that there was “a grand parody account running on Facebook.”

On Facebook, there are two accounts in the name of Edwin Karugire; one has been updated thrice, only with pictures; and the other has never been updated. (It seems both accounts are fake)

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The lawyer seems to be predominantly interested in Twitter since its where he’s always adding a voice to conversations and retweeting and liking his social network’s posts.

It is not uncommon for public figures to have their social media accounts mimicked; we’ve seen army generals, musicians, politicians become victims of impersonation.

Public figures are always advised to have their accounts verified to discredit other accounts that might emerge.


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