With the incumbent President facing a critical election in early 2021, the truths over COVID-19 in Uganda became highly contested, as measures announced in the name of the people against COVID-19 began to double as interventions against the spread of COVID-19, and interventions to limit activities of political opposition. This piece examines the declaration of a wananchi (people’s war) against COVID-19 and how ordinary Ugandan citizens would be entangled in it.