Outspoken Jinja RDC Eric Sakwa arrested, sent to jail

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Jinja RDC Mr Eric Sakwa; Courtesy Photo

Outspoken Jinja RDC, Eric Sakwa, has been arrested and sent to Kirinya prison on charges of manslaughter.

According to the charge sheet presented to Jinja Magistrate’s Court, between March 22 and April 17 this year at Lwanda Village in Jinja District, Sakwa unlawfully caused the death of one Charles Isanga.

Sakwa is jointly charged with two others; Bazimbyewa Bumali alias Chris Umar Dindodi, 19, a mechanic and Mohammed Simba alias Meddie, 31, and a businessman in Jinja.

The three appeared before magistrate Ann Kobusingye, who remanded them to Kirinya government prison until May 13 when they will be produced in court.

Ever since he was appointed as RDC in 2018, Sakwa has been outspoken in security operations, and enforcing of public order law.

The three were also charged with robbery. Prosecution claims that Mr Sakwa and his alleged accomplices stole Shs 80,000, three crates of beer, eight trays of eggs, sachet of local brew and soda all valued at approximately Shs. 429,000 all property of the said Isanga.

it’s also alleged that Bazimbyewa and Simba who are separately charged with malicious damage to property willfully and unlawfully, damaged a glass counter of Isanga.

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