Minister Kabafunzaki arrested for allegedly soliciting bribe

Herbert Kabafunzaki arrested for soliciting bribe
State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Herbert Kabafunzaki (Centre), arrested for allegedly soliciting a Shillings 30 million bribe. Courtesy Photo/Uganda Police.

Police has arrested the State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations for allegedly soliciting a Shillings 30 million bribe.

Herbert Kabafunzaki, who is also the Member of Parliament for Rukiga County in Kabale District, was arrested from Sheraton Hotel in Kampala where he had gone to pick the money.

Herbert Kabafunzaki soliciting bribe
Minister Kabafunzaki shortly after being arrested. Courtesy Photo/Uganda Police.

A team of detectives from the Kampala Metropolitan Police Criminal Investigations Unit, following intelligence information, caught the minister red-handed receiving the bribe.

Preliminary investigations reveal that Minister Kabafunzaki was soliciting  the bribe from Hamid Muhammed, the proprietor of AYA Group of Companies who owns Hilton Hotel in Nakasero.

Minister Kabafunzaki
Minister Kabafunzaki arrested soliciting bribe. Courtesy Photo/Uganda Police.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, the minister was arrested together with a clearing agent identified as Brian Mugabo.

“I can confirm that the Minister was arrested together with a a clearing agent as they were soliciting for a bribe,” Kayima told this publication.

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