On Tuesday, the New Vision website ran a story alleging that the President’s convoy had been involved in an accident along Entebbe Road. Source? A Twitter account parodying the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kale Kayihura @GenEK_Kayihura.
His Excellency President Museveni’s convoy has been involoved in an accident along Entebbe road. But keep calm president is safe.
— Gen. Kale Kayihura (@GenEK_Kayihura) February 3, 2015
The story was removed four hours later!
Twitter allows users to create parody accounts but requires that they notify followers about it, a rule the account follows.
The New Vision online editor seems to be following the wrong Kayihura. The correct Twitter handle for the IGP is @AskIGP