Kabafunzaki appears again in court

Aya Investment Company Chairman Mohammad Hamid, the key witness in the corruption case against Labour State Minister Hebert  Kabafunzaki and two others, has appeared  before the Anti-corruption court but declined to testify, claiming he is not feeling well and had an appointment with his Doctor.
Senior Principal State Attorney Barbra Kawuma made the communication to court on behalf of the witness who was standing in the witness box for court to take record of him, and she requested for an adjournment.

Defence lawyers led by McDusman Kabega did not object to the adjournment  and presiding Judge Magret Tibulya adjourned the matter to 16/November for further hearing.

Minister Kabafunzaki is jointly charged with his political assistant Brian Mugabo and a relative Bruce Lubowa.

The Minister is alleged to have accepted a bribe of 5mshs from the said investor, so as to clear him of allegations of sexual harassment by his former employee Jamila Opondo.

The offence was committed on 8th April this year at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

Story by

Veronica Kayaga

September 28 2017