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Jinja RDC, Sakwa interdicted

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The Jinja District Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Eric Sakwa, has been interdicted.

In the May 4, interdiction letter written by the secretary in the office of the president, Haji Yunus Kakande, Sakwa’s interdiction is as a result of the criminal charges he is facing in court.

Sakwa was on Friday April 24 arrested and charged in courts of law and remanded to Kirinya for alleged manslaughter of the late Charles Isanga of Lwanda in Mafubira sub county Jinja district.

Prosecution alleges that between March 17 and March 22, Sakwa and others still at large caused the death of Isanga.

Relatives of Charles Isanga who is said to have died two weeks after he was allegedly tortured by Mr. Sakwa had refused to bury the body until the government intervenes.

The postmortem report indicated that the deceased died of hemorrhage in the vessels.

Further, the prosecution claims that Mr. Sakwa and others still at large on March 22 at Lwanda village stole cash amounting to shs 80000, three crates of beer, eight trays of eggs, soda, water and sachets of waragi all valued at 429000 UGX

Sakwa was on Wednesday last week released on bail by the Chief Magistrate of Jinja Court, Jessica Chemeri.

His bail conditiona included banning him from speaking to the media about the matter.

However, a source that has preferred anonymity has told The Eagle Online that the super RDC angered his bosses and worsened the matter when his went on a radio in Jinja two days after his release and among the issues he discussed was his arrest and and the subsequent events.

According to media reports, Sakwa also had a presser at the weekend at which he alleged that it was Jinja West MP, Moses Grace Balyeku who engineered his arrest. Balyeku rubbished the allegations.

“He does not listen. We told him yo adhere to the conditions of his bail but the bad thing he surrender himself with thugs,” one prominent person said to this writer.

According to the interdiction letter, Sakwa is ordered to handover office to the District Internal Security Officer of Jinja who shall perform all the duties of RDC until another communication comes from the appointing office.

He is also barred from leaving the country and shall be receiving half of his monthly pay.

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