By Ruth Anderah
Suspended Labor and Employment Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki will stand trial before a Judge in the High court.
Kabafunzaki is battling corruption charges together with his Personal Assistant Brain Mugabo and a private business man also minister’s relative Bruce Lubowa.
The decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions came as a surprise to the accused and their lawyers as the case had been fixed for hearing today before the chief magistrate.
State prosecutor Barbra Kauma has informed presiding chief magistrate Agnes Alum that given the circumstances surrounding this case and the status of the accused persons , a judge would be in the best position to conduct this trial.
Kabafunzaki is indicted for soliciting and receiving a 5 million shillings bribe from the proprietor of Aya group of companies Muhammad Hamid as an inducement to drop sexual harassment accusations that had been brought against him by a female employee.