Workers’ Union Disowns Labour Minister Over Bribery Allegations

By Moses Ndhaye

The National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) has disowned the state minister for Labour Herbert Kabafunzaki who was arrested on Saturday last week for allegedly soliciting a bribe from an investor.

The Union’s Chairman General Usher Wilson Owere says theyare totally saddened by the allegations.

The minister appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court on three counts of corruption related charges after he and two others were reportedly caught taking a Shs.5m bribe from Muhammed Hamid of the AYA Group of companies.

The said money was an inducement for the minister to cover up a sexual harassment case that had been filed against the investor by his former employee.