President Yoweri Museveni Thursday ordered the suspension of the minister, help barely a day after he was granted bail from Luzira Prison.
The Minister, now facing corruption related charges after he was netted red handed purportedly taking a bribe from businessman Muhammad Hamid, chairman of the Aya Group of Companies, was ordered to hand over his office.
Sources tell us Kabafunzaki was ordered by the President to step down, until the investigations are complete.
He was also directed to return his official car to the ministry, as well as his guards.
“The President has directed that he hands over the office, official, driver and guards to the Permanent Secretary,” a source at State House who asked not to be named, told our reporter.
The development comes after Aya Group of Companies through their spokesperson yesterday expressed concern that the release of the minister on bail was likely to hamper the investigations.
Aya Groups Public Relations Officer, William Niwasasira told reporters at the Anti-Corruption Court yesterday that the minister was likely to use his powers to tamper with the evidence.
Earlier today, State House released a statement in which President Museveni reiterated his commitment to eliminate corruption from the public sector, saying that the arrest of a cabinet minister was only the beginning.
“Now we have started to open a war against them, those who have been arrested are ndozo.. okuloza..jaribu …. (A taste of what is to come), you will see what comes next,” he said.