JINJA — The family of fallen local trader in Jinja Charles Isanga has lauded President Museveni for suspending Jinja RDC Eric Sakwa from office.
Sakwa was interdicted following his legal woes that stemmed from the death of a one Sanga Charles, a resident of Lwanda Village in Mafubira Sub county Jinja District, who was allegedly tortured on orders of the RDC.
President Museveni this week directed Sakwa to immediately vacate office and only return when the allegations linking him to the murder of a one Isanga are fully investigated and dispose of.
The President said allegations for which his representative in Jinja is being accused of are very grave and he cannot continue holding office in the circumstances.
The family of the late has now appreciated the president for intervening in the matter but cried out of threats from Sakwa and other people.
Speaking to reporters, Mr John Tidhomu, the father of the late lauded the president for sanctions put on Sakwa who is facing manslaughter charges related to the death of his son.
“I request the President to organise and come to the scene here for proper proof that his RDC was part of the incident,” Mr. Tidhomu, adding that “I will be very grateful if the President responds to our request.”
“We are experiencing a lot of problems from many people who area’s coming from his side. They always come here and ask us to say that Sakwa wasn’t on scene when soldiers tortured my son” he added.
“We request the President to stop them from coming here because the case is before Court,” he appealed.
Sakwa was interdicted on May 4, 2020, but declined to vacate office on account that the interdiction was fake and had loopholes in its delivery.
The interdiction came days after Sakwa was charged with malicious damage, manslaughter and theft.
The prosecution alleged that Sakwa, alongside Bazimbyewa Bumali alias Chris Umar Dindodi, a resident of Mafubira Zone C and businessman Mohammed Simba alias Meddie stole three crates of beer, UGX. 80,000, eight trays of eggs, sachets of empire waragi and soda valued at UGX. 429,000.
The merchandise belonged to one Charles Isanga, a trader who was beaten up for disregarding presidential directives against COVID-19.
Isanga succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the attack a few days later.