State Minister of Gender, Labour and Industrial Affairs Herbert Kabafunzaki has been remanded to Luzira prison after he denied soliciting a bribe of shs 30m from a controversial Sudanese investor Aya Hamid.
Kabafunzaki appeared at Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo a leafy Kampala suburb on Tuesday afternoon together with his co-accused Brian Mugabo who pleaded guilty to bribery charges.
Court sent him to prison until tomorrow when it starts hearing his bail application.
Kabafunzaki was brought to the court around 2:00pm before being held in a detention area.
He was picked by detectives from Kampala Serena Hotel over the weekend where he reportedly received Shs 10m from agents of Aya Hotel proprietor Hamid to kill a case of sexual harassment.
He says only the Hotel’s CCTV camera footage can save him.
But a leaked telephone recording pinned the Minister as he requested to meet Hamid at a reclusive restaurant to “stop the police investigation” and “clear your (Hamid) name.”