Sakwa and Jinja West MP, Moses Grace Balyeku
Sakwa and Jinja West MP, Moses Grace Balyeku

Joseph Erick Sakwa the embattled Jinja Resident District Commissioner (RDC) has this Monday said the reason for his interdiction was his overzealousness to implement the presidential directives on the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Sakwa recalled that last month he closed down a popular bar belonging to a known politician from Jinja West constituency which was flaunting the directives of the president and the moment he closed it, the politician vowed to see him out of office.

He says that since that incident, he never had peace at work with the politician setting several traps for him.

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“The same politicians have stolen all the sub country land. They have ganged up to see that I am out of Jinja because of my personal zeal to fight corruption.

Sakwa says that when he was interdicted last week, politicians incited people to abandon the president’s directives and this has created an opening for disobedience, which is putting many lives at risk in Jinja.

Last week Sakwa told the press that his arrest which resulted into his remand to Kirinya prisons was plotted by Moses Grace Balyeku the Jinja West legislator. This claim was however rubbished by the member of Parliament.

“I will miss the people of Jinja because they have been friendly. They don’t allow corrupt people and thieves. When you show them that you will work with them they will be with you. I appeal to whomever that will take over from me that if you don’t serve the people you will fail,” Sakwa said this Monday.

Last month, Sakwa was arrested and charged will manslaughter and using an iron hand while implementing the presidential directives on containing the COVID-19 pandemic.