Who is Herbert Kabafunzaki? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, early life, wife, education, family, Rubanda County, former Minister of State for Labor, corruption, net worth, work and experience of a Ugandan successful businessman and politician.
Herbert Kabafunzaki is a Ugandan successful businessman and politician. He’s the former Minister of State for Labor, Employment and Industrial Relations appointed to the position in 2016.
He’s the Member of Parliament representing Rubanda County, Kabale District and a member of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), the ruling party in Uganda since 1986.
Early Life and Education
Herbert Kabafunzaki was born on 9th December 1975 in Rwamucucu sub-county, in Rukiga County, Rukiga District, in the Western part of Uganda.
Kabafunzaki attended Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Nkozi where he obtained a bachelor of Ethics and Development Studies, a Masters’s in Business Administration from Makerere University and a Law Development Center where he obtained a Diploma in law.
Herbert Kabafunzaki is a Ugandan politician who joined active politics in 2011. He was elected as the Wakiso District Local Council representing Makindye A Zone’s current Ssabagabo Zone from 2011 till 2016.
However, he was arrested for collecting a bribe of five million Uganda Shillings from Aya Group Uganda CEO.
Then in 2016, Kabafunzaki got elected as the Member of Parliament representing Rubanda County, Rukiga District.
Besides politics, Kabafunzaki served as a Clearing and Forwarding Agent soon after graduating from UMU, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Berteen Business Systems, Uganda, and as the national delegate of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations, the ruling soccer body in Uganda.
Kabafunzaki stands for honesty, equal opportunities services above self and patriotism in his line of duty. He’s a hardworking man who has struggled a lot to accomplish his goals and develop his skills.
He is one of the richest politicians in Uganda. On January 31st, 2018, Kabafunzaki wrote an article in the New Vision entitled “Skill, not Paper to Transform Uganda”.
Herbert Kabafunzaki’s net worth is estimated to be $100,000 -$1 Million, though no official has been released regarding his wealth.
Herbert Kabafunzaki is married to Mrs Kabafunzaki.
Herbert Kabafunzaki was found guilty of corruption by the Anti-Corruption Court Justice, Margret Tibulya.
He was convicted of soliciting a bribe of 5million Shillings from Hamid Muhammed, the chairperson of Aya Group of Companies as an inducement to clear him of sexual abuse allegations by his former employee Jamila Opondo on April 6 and 8, 2017.
The Police arrested Kabafunzaki red-handed with the money together with his former political assistant, Brian Mugabo and an interior designer, Bruce Lubowa at Serena hotel.
He has worked on several projects after his release from prison that includes churches, schools, hospitals for Ugandans.