Kampala, (UG):- The European Union (EU) in Uganda has labelled a letter making rounds on social media circulated by a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Frank Mwesigye alleging that the Union and controversial Ugandan writer, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija signed an agreement to promote LGBTQ rights in Uganda.
Frank, a renowned supporter of the First Son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba and the MK Movement now Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU) took to his official account on X (formerly Twitter) and quoted the Ugandan Germany-based PEN award winner and critical writer, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija as being a double standard.
Frank in a purportedly faked letter marred with typos and grammatical errors claimed that Kakwenza, allegedly working closely with the EU, practices double standards and is a legitimate and staunch supporter of the LGBTIQ and people of different sexual orientations in Uganda.
The letter further claimed that Kakwenza, who is currently in exile for purportedly portraying and defaming the first son, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba with abusive and unauthentic claims and his literature book; ”The Greed Baberian”, is reportedly consenting to an agreement with the European to promote LGBTIQ rights in Uganda.
However, quoting Frank’s post on X, the EU rectified the letter it labelled as disinformation being spread out of forgery and went ahead to severely point out several grammatical inconsistencies and punctuations that are far below its standards in writing.
For example, in their response, the EU denied Dunja Mitrovic, the commissioner who signed the false accusing letter, noting that Mitrovic serves as the commissioner for human rights to the Council of Europe, which is entirely independent of the European Union.
“Dunja Mijatovic serves as Commissioner of Human Rights for the Council of Europe, which is a different body from the European Union. She is, although brilliant, not the appropriate signatory for this letter. We appreciate that it might be a bit confusing to grasp, you can learn more,” the EU clarification notice reads in part.
The EU also note that all the official authentic documents and contracts are done on a headed paper and duly signed officially, unlike the previous forged letter shared by Frank Mwesigye.
Further correcting Frank’s letter, the EU highlighted that the term used therein “High Commission” is reserved for diplomatic missions established by the commonwealth and therefore it was wrong and disrespectful to refer to the EU as such.
“This title [European Union Human Rights Commissioner] does not exist [and] always insert the signature of the signatory,” the EU lectured Mwesigye.
“The title ‘High Commission’ is reserved for diplomatic missions established by Commonwealth countries. It is thereby wrong to refer to the EU delegation as such. You can learn a bit more about the distinction between the different terms here,” the EU corrected in a red marking on the letter.
The EU further cautioned Frank, the author of the false letter that he could do better, pointing out the several errors ranging from the address, punctuation marks, past participle tenses and many other grammatical expressions lacking.
Kakwenza, Besigye respond
Kakwenza and Frank, both prominent X users with a sizeable following have for long been embroiled in a social media beef with the former quoting the latter as being a government-fuelled fellow used by Muhoozi Kainerugaba for political ambitions.
Replying to Mwesigye’s post earlier, Kakwenza welcomed the EU’s clarification which he referred to as the polite way to tell Mwesigye to go back to school.
“It’s a sheep like you who can write such and credit to me,” stated Kakwenza, adding; ‘the inconsistencies in Frank’s letter depict him as an unlearned scholar who needs to polish up on his grammar, forgery and plagiarism by going back to school. Kakwenza added.
The Forum for the Democratic Change’s former president and four-time presidential aspirant, Dr Kizza Besigye applauded the EU for the clarity which simply exposes Frank as a learnt fellow.
“I am greatly relieved to learn that @MwesigyeFranks isn’t a Ug MP!! I was horrified that a person of his character can be associated with our national institutions, ” wrote Kizza Besigye, adding that his earlier post was deleted after realising the said person was just a layman who didn’t deserve his attention.
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