The Anti-Corruption Court Judge Margaret Tibulya has ordered for the arrest of former State Minister for Labour, Herbert Kabafunzaki pending his corruption trial. This was after the former minister skipped court for the second time.
Minister Kabafunzaki was arrested on April 1, 2017 with his assistants Bruce Lubowa and Brian Mugabo, for allegedly soliciting for a Shs5 million 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. Brian Mugabo has since reportedly accepted hiding Shs5 million.
The former minister and his co-accused were in April 2017 arrested at Serena Hotel, produced before Anti-Corruption Court and charged with corruption.
On April 12, 2017 Kabafunzaki was granted a 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. However he has not appeared for the last two court proceedings prompting court to issue an arrest warrant.