A 45-year old butcher Man has been arrested by police in Jinja for allegedly selling rotten meat.

Simon Kasadha a resident of Wakitaka village in Mafubira sub-county who operates a butchery at Gokale road in Jinja Town is also suspected to be involving in stealing of people’s animals for slaughtering.

The Jinja police OC Station Tyson Lutambika says the suspect was caught with 47kilograms of rotten meat inside his fridge which he was selling to people.

Lutambika says several complaints had been raised against the suspect linking him to selling rotten meat and selling stolen meat that resulted into his arrest.

He says the meat he was selling was also not slaughtered from the official Jinja municipal abatour and he would be charged with selling of meat not authorized by council.

He says this meat which is not picked from abattoir in not inspected therefore there is a likelihood of slaughtering sick animals and sell them to people.