Social media users have called reports from Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima and senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama about the alleged vandalising of President Museveni’s lead convoy car a lie, packaged to portray members of the opposition in a negative light.
Mr Wanyama posted a picture of the car with the caption, “The President’s car that was attacked by opposition supporters, smashing the hind window, this evening in Arua town. The police will issue a detailed statement on this incident.”
Mr Kayima later said that a group of Arua Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) candidate Kassiano Wadri’s supporters pelted stones at the car shattering its hind window.
However many social media users have trashed these allegations questioning how a car assumed to be bullet-proof could get smashed by mere stones.
Mr Wanyama’s posts on both Twitter and Facebook have been widely shared with many questioning his comments since last night.
“Maybe it is made by Chinese. People have been told lies for so long. How can a mere stone break the windscreen of a bullet proof vehicle?” Deus Turyamureeba, a Facebook user, questioned while a one Sheryl Incorporated thought the car ‘story’ should be made the joke of the year.
Solome Nakaweesi-Kayondo advised that Mr Wanyama should have just kept quiet in this case.
“Silence is sometimes golden (especially in such a situation where emotions are high). Now your pictures have opened more questions. Eeeeeh all along we thought this car was bullet proof??? So how come a bullet proof armoured presidential car be smashed by stones?? Something doesn’t add up. And so, are now justifying someone being deprived of the right to life with these pictures?”
Brian Atuheire brought the allegations into Biblical context on Twitter, “The stone that stoned Museveni’s car was the one that was hit at Goliath!”
Duke Mugerwa Ahmed said, “All along I thought it was hard to get to Mr Museveni’s skull but to my surprise it’s this easy, the car is neither bullet nor stone proof.”
However, Wanyama said that the netizens had no clue about armoured cars. Therefore they could not tell that car has an outer glass which covers the bullet proof glass. He said that in this case, it is the outer glass that was shot at.
“It’s actually bullet proof. If you look critically, you’ll notice the bullet proof glass is intact,” he said in his defense.
He followed the comment with a picture of one of President Museveni’s armoured cars for all to understand what he was talking about.
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