Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called for people who post rumours saying he has died on social media to be arrested.

The president said social media was becoming a problem and needed to be checked.

Some people online circulated rumours about the president and his oldest son’s health.

“Social media apparently has been saying that Museveni is dead…locate quickly the ones who tell such stories because you are wasting people’s time,” he said.

President Museveni said he went for a public event after the rumours had been circulated and people looked “worried”.

He has in the past called for regulation of social media activities in the country.

During the recent general election, access to social media sites was denied amid concerns or rights violations.

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