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.
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.
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.