Detectives pick the money that was allegedly given to former Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki as a bribe.

Bruce Lubowa and Brian Mugabo, political assistants of the former Minister of State for Labour Herbert Kabafunzaki, have been committed to the High Court to answer to charges of soliciting a bribe.

FORMER MINISTER: Herbert Kabafunzaki with the ‘bribe’ money

Appearing today before chief magistrate Agnes Alumu of the anti-corruption court, the two were charged with soliciting a bribe from the chairperson of Aya Group of companies Muhammad Hamid, to ostensibly clear his name of allegations of abuse.

Magistrate Alumu ordered the prosecution led by Barbra Kauma to file all the evidence within a week for mention of the case before the Anti-corruption court.

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Prosecution is to rely on the footage that was captured by CCTV cameras from Serena hotel for the suspects to be convicted. It will also rely on the Shs50,000 notes that were found on the table in a manila envelope of Orient Bank that contained the five million shillings.

In early April, minister Kabafunzaki and his co-accused were arrested at Serena hotel and on Monday April 11, they were produce to anti-corruption court and charged with corruption.

Brian Mugabo has since reportedly accepted hiding Shs5 million.