Celebrations rock Jinja as ‘powerful’ RDC Sakwa is sent to jail on murder charges

Jinja District RDC Eric Joseph Sakwa has been being arrested by operatives from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema.

Sakwa was arrested following complaints from residents that he was beating, kidnapping, robbing and torturing them while enforcing presidential directives on containing the coronavirus pandemic.

He was picked from studios of a radio station while appearing on a talk show.

As he was being led away by detectives, residents according to reports could be seen jeering him while others celebrating, saying that he had become untouchable.

He was then arraigned before Jinja Magistrate’s Court and charged with manslaughter, robbery and malicious damage to property.

He, however, denied the allegations against him.


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