President Kenyatta’s congratulatory message to his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni following his re-election has been flagged by Facebook.
Uhuru relayed the message through State House official Facebook page on Sunday, terming Museveni’s re-election as a “testimony of the confidence the people of Uganda have in his leadership.”
He added that he looks forward to continuing working with Museveni in deepening the strong bilateral ties between Kenya and Uganda for the mutual benefit of the people of the two Republics.
“President Kenyatta said Uganda has achieved stability and registered consistent economic growth under President Museveni, and assured of Kenya’s commitment to continue partnering with Uganda in advancing regional and continental integration agenda through the East African Community, the African Union, and other multilateral platforms,” State House added.
The post was flagged after an independent fact-checker, Pesa Check that works with Facebook, flagged some of the information as false.
As a result, State House deleted the post from its social media platforms and is yet to issue a statement on the topic.
Museveni, who has been in power for 35 years, was declared the winner of Thursday’s presidential election after garnering 5,851,037 votes (58.64 percent) ahead of his closest rival Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, who got 3,475,298 votes (34.83%).