Video of Honduras paratroopers’ fiasco is shared as Uganda’s Independence Day celebration


So this is how Uganda’s military paratroopers landed on Independence Day celebrations? If that’s they way they were going to land in Nairobi under the command of M7 Junior to capture the city, then could just send Jeshi La Wokovu to deal with them.

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Uganda recently celebrated its 60th Independence Day which gained Independence from the British on 9th October 1962. Several videos are shared in social media virally claiming that those were taken during Uganda’s 60th Independence Day celebrations. In the video, several paratroopers landing with their parachutes open after an activity of sky diving to showcase their military capabilities but ended up missing their landing mark by a big margin, some landing in the crowd, crashing into the toilets etc. This video is shared by many social media users which can be seen here, here, and here.

What’s the truth?

We took key frames from the video and also searched with keywords for the origins of the video. In our search, we found that the video is actually from Hondurus during their 201st Independence Day celebrations held on 15th September 2022 which can be seen below.

Using this video from Artes Gráficas 504 YouTube channel, we are able to ascertain that the video circulated in social media is actually taken at this venue in Honduras and it was taken during Honduras’ 201st Independence Day celebrations not in Uganda as claimed by the social media posts.

This has been shared by many to ridicule Uganda, as Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba claimed on Twitter “It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi.” This generated huge backlash with several demonstrations in Kenya and Uganda’s President Museveni apologizing for his son’s remarks. Museveni’s son was also removed as commander of Uganda’s land forces albeit with a promotion as full General from Lt.General. Still the comment has unsettled many and resulted in many social media users to believe this fake video and share it.

Kenya’s President William Ruto also attended Uganda’s 60th Independence Day celebrations which can be seen below.


In our search, we found that the video is not from Uganda but actually from Honduras during their Independence Day celebrations which are shared with a fake claim.

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Ramasamy Jayaprakash

Ramasamy works as a Senior Sub-Editor at YouTurn and writes articles in Tamil and English. He also makes videos for YouTurn's Tamil & English YouTube channels.
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