A war of nerves has been silently raging on social media as UNAIDS executive director, Winnie Byanyima and Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga wrestle each other.
It was Winnie who started it on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the state-run New Vision tweeted: “President Yoweri Museveni has warned the western world against “advertising” homosexuality as a way of life in societies that do not share similar sentiments.”
Winnie jumped at the tweet and lashed out: “I was in a meeting with President @KagutaMuseveni where the subject of homosexuality in Uganda was discussed at length.”
She went on in accusatory tone: “@newvisionwire was not in that meeting. This is an inaccurate & misleading account of what Prez @KagutaMuseveni said. He will speak to public on issue soon.”
Kabushenga was not amused at all. And he put it in ink.
“@Winnie_Byanyima, the @newvisionwire reporter attended the swearing in ceremony of the judges (which u didn’t attend) where these remarks were made.”
He went on: “Your meeting (Vision was not there) was covered in another attached story. Is that report of your meeting accurate?”
Kabushenga who was employing maximum satire, seemed to suggest that Winnie was only seeking attention since the newspaper had skipped her meeting with the president to report on homosexuality.
At the Entebbe meeting, Winnie saluted and congratulated the President for his efforts in fighting HIV /AIDS and driving the awareness campaign in the country giving an overview of the state of affairs in the HIV/Aids fight.
May the best fighter win!