KAMPALA – Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has taken a swipe at Jinja RDC Eric Sakwa for not picking lessons from other people who have been kicked out of the government despite working to defend it’s wrongs.
Sakwa, a die-hard supporter of the ruling NRM party, was on Friday, April 24, charged with manslaughter, malicious damage to property and robbery and remanded following concerns from residents that he has been harshly implementing Covid-19 directives.
And on Friday evening, Bobi Wine, who is also the Kyadondo East MP, took to social media to mock Sakwa, saying that the RDC was being used and has now been dumped.
He alluded to the stories of the former patron of the boda boda group in Kampala, Abdallah Kitatta, who is serving a jail sentence, despite the latter being a government favourite at the time.
Below is Bobi Wine’s statement
“Kitatta did not learn from those who came before him. Eric Sakwa did not learn from Kitatta. Tomorrow we will no doubt see another overzealous fellow doing worse things to the people than Sakwa and Kitatta did. As if under witchcraft, they never learn! When they have been fully used, they are dumped and fall with a thud! Everyone else always knows how their story will end…..except perhaps themselves.
Their lives are always predictable as the story of Old Chief Kakande! Anyone else remembers this story from the primary school days?
“Old Chief Kakande
Was born on Monday
Went to school on Tuesday
Went to work on Wednesday
Married on Thursday
Got ill on Friday
Died on Saturday
Was buried on Sunday
That was the end of Old Chief Kakande!”
I send condolences to families of those reportedly killed by Sakwa and his men. I send thoughts to those who have been brutalised by Mr. Sakwa including Pastor Andrew Muwanguzi, our coordinator. I send a message of solidarity to the people of Jinja who lined up streets in jubilation to thank goodness as the days of their tormentor ran out. I send a prayer of fortitude and courage to Hon. Zaake. I know that one day, that is how Ugandans will line the streets to celebrate the fall of their tormentor for decades.