FORMER MINISTER: Herbert Kabafunzaki with the 'bribe' money

Anti-corruption court judge Margaret Tibulya has adjourned to August 14, the hearing of a case in which the former Minister of State for Labour Herbert Kabafumzaki is accused of corruption. The case was then scheduled for Monday next weekafter Kabafunzaki’s lawyer MacDusman Kabega failed to turn up.

Minister Kabafunzaki was arrested on April 1 with his assistants Bruce Lubowa and Brian Mugabo, for allegedly soliciting a five million shilling bribe from AYA Group Chairman Muhammad Hamid.

During an earlier hearing Kabafunzaki denied the charges but Mugabo said he hid the money on the orders of the minister.

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On April 12 Kabafunzaki was granted cash and non-cash bail of Shs50 million by the anti-corruption court chief magistrate Agnes Alum, ordered to deposit his passport with court and told to report to court whenever he is required.

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