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Social media still a security threat, to remain off - minister Odongo

Social media will remain blocked in Uganda until when government confirms that it is no longer a threat to national security, Internal Affairs minister, Gen. Jeje Odongo has said. 

Government switched off social media and later the internet ahead of the January 14 general elections. Whereas the internet was switched back on last week, social media still remains switched off and is only accessible through virtual private networks (VPN). 

The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda recently explained that the government decided to shut down social media after realising that it was a threat to national security.   

Now, Odongo has advised Ugandans to stop asking when social media will be restored because the shutdown is for their own good, adding that government will restore when the narratives of Uganda going up in flames post-election stop.  

"We’ll be able to say it is time now, we have assessed, it is no longer a threat, we can have it back so that you continue to enjoy your peace and security as an element not overall security situation," said Odongo.  

Meanwhile, the inspector general of police, Martins Okoth Ochola warned that some candidates in the just concluded presidential elections are disgruntled and making reckless statements aimed at inciting violence. 

“We are aware of alarming assertions by disgruntled former presidential candidates, that the election was marred with fraud and irregularities. They are spreading false information and disinformation to try to influence public perception and promote hatred,” Ochola said.   

Odongo said it is such inflammatory statements being posted on social media that threaten the security of the country. 

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0 #11 Lakwena 2021-01-29 10:36
Quoting Mama Mia:
Quoting kabinda:
These clowns are so scared of the truth that they will take Uganda back to stone age just to cover their butts.

Good and safe social media can only be one that sings songs of praise to their NRM idol. Good luck with
that


Wapi!!! Let's have a look at the some of the biggest clowns in Uganda: Kabobi Swine, Ssebinyonyi, Ssegirinya, Hilderman etc.

Now Let's have a look at the clowns' boot lickers here: kabinda, kalibala, juwa kali, zaitun, wooden k, Wadada Madada, madam small legs Lakwena, Tumbo Tumbo Odongkara. Hmmm!!!!!


But Mama Nonsense, whose boots are we licking?

In other words, you and Wainnaincha are the ones licking Ndiwulira Mputu Tibuhaburwa's boots and old butts for a fee.
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0 #12 Lakwena 2021-01-29 10:50
And Mama Nonsense, my small legs are not as dry like the ones of Lady Balinda, who robbed the Bank of Uganda blind.

O My those legs! You would think Balinda was the contraption of the ancient Queen of Egypt, Nefertiti's mammy out of her tomb in the Pyramid.
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0 #13 Kalibbala 2021-01-29 15:54
#MamaMia Iwe kyatsire kya mashaya! Wewe Shoga ya Mwisho Duniyani ! Bootlicking !! my Foot ! You are Burning Buveera and inhaling Dioxin plus the Fact that Kampala is Stinking of Sewage Floating All around the City..Now Comes this Stone Age Mentality of Shutting off Media!!

No Wonder You Praise your Cows better than Human Intelligence! Whether You remain for another 50 years or 100, Uganda is a FAILED State under your Tenure...We are enjoying Life in a First World!!Not in Darkness like You..Cowpox..!

The World is Laughing at You..Hahahahaaaa..Your Clown Expired Mussolini is now Declaring War on America and the UN...! Mtapata kya mtema kuni..
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0 #14 Moz 2021-01-29 16:12
Well, the poll riggers are thwarting the aggrieved presidential candidates to file court cases within the stipulated time to do so.

“From the moment when a public official is vested with an office for life, he takes a personal interest in society remaining immobile. If he is not always the enemy of progress, he is definitely the enemy of revolutions...” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
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0 #15 Mama Mia 2021-01-29 21:53
Quoting Lakwena:
And Mama Nonsense, my small legs are not as dry like the ones of Lady Balinda, who robbed the Bank of Uganda blind.

O My those legs! You would think Balinda was the contraption of the ancient Queen of Egypt, Nefertiti's mammy out of her tomb in the Pyramid.


Madam Small legs Alice Lakwena, the between you and Balinda or Bagyenda is that yours are dry at the top and that's why you scream like hell. Yeah!!!!
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+1 #16 Olum S. 2021-01-29 23:14
To Timothy Asiimwe who asked: what is a failed state?

“A failed state is a political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly. A state can also fail if the government loses its legitimacy even if it is performing its functions properly.”

To me, that definition describes very much what’s happening in Uganda today: we have an illegitimate regime whose focus is entirely about holding on to power at all costs, to the detriment of everything else.
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0 #17 kabinda 2021-01-30 10:27
Quoting Mama Mia:
Quoting Lakwena:
And Mama Nonsense, my small legs are not as dry like the ones of Lady Balinda, who robbed the Bank of Uganda blind.

O My those legs! You would think Balinda was the contraption of the ancient Queen of Egypt, Nefertiti's mammy out of her tomb in the Pyramid.


Madam Small legs Alice Lakwena, the between you and Balinda or Bagyenda is that yours are dry at the top and that's why you scream like hell. Yeah!!!!


Try saying it in Kinyarwanda. What you say makes no sense.

Clearly a classless idiot when you resort to such language. Your mother didn't teach you manners?
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0 #18 kabinda 2021-01-30 10:31
Quoting Mama Mia:
Quoting Lakwena:
And Mama Nonsense, my small legs are not as dry like the ones of Lady Balinda, who robbed the Bank of Uganda blind.

O My those legs! You would think Balinda was the contraption of the ancient Queen of Egypt, Nefertiti's mammy out of her tomb in the Pyramid.


Madam Small legs Alice Lakwena, the between you and Balinda or Bagyenda is that yours are dry at the top and that's why you scream like hell. Yeah!!!!


Observer management, you surely have good grounds to kick this idiot out of your forum.

on the basis of this abhorrent language. Lunacy and profanity should not have a platform like this.
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+2 #19 kabinda 2021-01-30 10:33
Quoting Mama Mia:
Quoting kabinda:
These clowns are so scared of the truth that they will take Uganda back to stone age just to cover their butts.

Good and safe social media can only be one that sings songs of praise to their NRM idol. Good luck with
that


Wapi!!! Let's have a look at the some of the biggest clowns in Uganda: Kabobi Swine, Ssebinyonyi, Ssegirinya, Hilderman etc.

Now Let's have a look at the clowns' boot lickers here: kabinda, kalibala, juwa kali, zaitun, wooden k, Wadada Madada, madam small legs Lakwena, Tumbo Tumbo Odongkara. Hmmm!!!!!

No ideas. Only insults. Try kinyarwanda
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