The Mystery of Facebook Account TVO Unmasked
Andrew Mwenda, a renowned attention seeker claims that he has uncovered the identity of the infamous Facebook account TVO. The Facebook account belonging to Tom Voltaire Okwalinga aka TVO is the Ugandan government’s headache and nightmare since the 2016 elections.
A one Andrew Mwenda who has been on crossroads with TVO says he discovered that the account was being run by three members.
Andrew Mwenda “unmasks” TVO
Mwenda notes that the three individuals are men who are living in three different states with one member of the team staying in Uganda.
Andrew also notes that the individuals are a bunch of Forum For Democratic Change extremists. According to the report, the account is being run by Robert Shaka who lives in Kampala, Abbey Semuwamba who is located in United Kingdom, and Canadian based Henry Lugasira.
It is also reported that these three gentlemen are being helped by a lady whose identity has been kept from the public. It is important to note that the controversial account has not just caused the Ugandan government havoc and sleepless nights but also Mwenda.
We should remember that just recently TVO claimed that Mwenda is gay and had been dumped by his gay partner.
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Who is Andrew Mwenda?
Andrew is a recognised African journalist well known for his out spoken views on the Ugandan government at the time when he worked as the political editor of The Daily Monitor, and was the presenter of Andrew Mwenda Live on KFM Radio where he was constantly suppressed and arrested more than twice consequently giving up the show and forming The Independent, a current affairs news magazine.
He has been invited to give speeches to several conferences across the world and most prominently the TED Conference held in Arusha, Tanzania where he spoke largely against foreign aid.
In the recent years, it seems like Mwenda may have changed his allegiance to the government. This might have nothing to do with unconfirmed reports that he’s Museveni’s in law or he was paid to do so.
Who is TVO?
TVO aka Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, whose actual identity is unknown has been around for several years but gained popularity from around 2015 during the election campaigns where he exposed the loop holes and several failures of the government.
Around June, 2015 Robert Shaka was arrested by police based on unconfirmed reports that he was the TVO suspect but later all hell broke loose when TVO posted on Facebook telling the public how they arrested the wrong man. This left the police on a potentially embarrassing wild goose chase.
During the same year, reports revealed that the Uganda government tried to have the TVO Facebook account closed but all was in vain. Facebook turned down the request, which left the security officers in a bad spot.
The real mastermind behind TVO still remains unknown and we aren’t sure who is calling the shots. Tom Voltaire Okwalinga is a mystery and a lot of false information has been flying around since 2015 about the actual people behind what has proved to be a dramatic case for the authorities.
TVO responded to the identity revelations by Andrew Mwenda as fake in a post on his page.
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a Ugandan writer and blogger. Studied information technology with major interests in Journalism.He is passionate about sports but at times ventures into other fields
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