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A viral video and several screengrabs from it have been widely shared on social media claiming to show Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni doing more 10 push-ups.

The posts are Misleading.

The video is of Ugandan comedian Herbert Mendo Ssegujja popularly known as Teacher Mpamire who earned his fame by mimicking President Yoweri Museveni.

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In the clips, he has Museveni’s signature beige hat and yellow shirt and does push-ups on a red carpet in what looks like an open garden.

Beside him is a woman who is counting the number of reps and laughs when Teacher Mpamire hits the 10-reps mark.

"Mr. President you still have stamina, that’s very wonderful…" she says.

Teacher Mpamire’s viral video, carefully shot to hide his face, comes barely a day after President Museveni said he will show people how to exercise indoors.

Museveni was cautioning people from running and working-out outside as a way of preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the East African county currently under lockdown.

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The president has lately been very active on Twitter since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Uganda.


True to his words, President Yoweri Museveni shared pictures of him working-out in the house.

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