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.
Museveni posts workout video to show Ugandans how to exercise indoors as promised. So copy pasted uhuru should too show us how we can fight boredom while at home .
Kibe #lockdownextension #SingleMenChallenge pic.twitter.com/ezBmUfR6PD — mkuu wa jeshi (@TheDuke_017) April 9, 2020
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.
I saw a video of so many people on the Northern bypass walking and running around that, they are exercising. This should stop. If you want to exercise, you can do that indoors. I will show you how it is done tomorrow. I will do a video for you. pic.twitter.com/eQ6NmcEpZR — Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) April 8, 2020
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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