BREAKING! President Interdicts Jinja RDC Eric Sakwa From Performing His Duties With Immediate Effect

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • May 8, 2020

Following the arrest, and imprisonment of Jinja Resident District Officer (RDC) Eric Sakwa for alleged manslaughter, the President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has with immediate effect removed him from office and barred him from acting as the RDC until after his interdiction.

In a letter dated 4 May, 2020, the President notes that Mr. Sakwa will only receive half of his salary until his interdiction is lifted. Sakwa has also been barred from leaving the country without explicit clearance from the Secretary, Office of the President.

In the same letter, Sakwa has been ordered to hand over all instruments of power to the District Internal Security Officer (DISO) – Jinja who will be performing the duties of the RDC Jinja until otherwise advised or decided accordingly.

Mr Sakwa, who is accused of manslaughter, robbery and malicious damage to property, was on Wednesday granted bail by Jinja Chief Magistrate, Jessica Chemeri.

Prosecution alleges that Mr Sakwa, 38, between March 22 and April 17 this year at Lwanda Village in Jinja District, unlawfully caused the death of Charles Isanga, a businessman in the area.
He is jointly charged with two others. They include; Bazimbyewa Bumali alias Chris Umar Dindodi, 19, a mechanic and Mohammed Simba alias Meddie, 31, and a businessman in Jinja.

The trio first appeared before magistrate Ann Kobusingye, who remanded them to prison until May 13.
Prosecution further claims that Mr Sakwa, his alleged accomplices and others still at large stole Shs80,000, three crates of beer, eight trays of eggs, sachets of waragi and soda all valued at approximately Shs429,000, still the property of the said Isanga.