Jinja Resident District Commissioner Mr. Eric Sakwa is now temporarily jobless after being ordered to immediately handover the Jinja RDC office to his aide, The District Internal Security Officer (DISC)
His dismissal from office was authorised by the Secretary to the Office of the President, Hajji Yunus Kakande. Mr Kakande, in a letter to Mr Sakwa dated 4, May 2020, said the DISO will occupy the former’s office in acting capacity until otherwise decided. His problems stem from his shocking arrest, arraignment before Jinja Grade One Magistrate, that eventually sent him to Kirinya prison on 24 April 2020.
Sakwa 38, and accomplices were read three counts of manslaughter, robbery and malicious damage of property. Prosecution heard that Sakwa in the company of police and some youth beat up the now deceased, Charles Isanga of Lwanda village, Mafubira sub-county, leading to his death. Charges levied on Sakwa attracted anger from a number of locals who clarified the deceased was a patient of hypertension and diabetes. Some say he had defaulted from taking the tablets because he left it in Kampala after the COVID-19 lockdown caught him in Jinja. This thinkable ‘evidence’ was not presented before Court.
Now Ekyooto has since learnt that Sakwa was facing several battles from elites and Ugandans in large until his arrest. One of his prominent nemesis is the Kiira Regional Police Commander [RPC] Paul Nkore. The RPC, according to many sources, is very happy to see the sun set on Sakwa.
However, Even his subordinate police officers are sad on Sakwa’s many problems. Others are calling it ‘worst days in their career’”. For long, the former RDC, Sakwa, has been publicly announcing that the Jinja Municipality East MP, Balyeku Moses Grace was fighting him and wanted to kill him.