Police Arrests Former Uganda Airlines Boss
Muleya after failing to convince the government to reinstate him threatened to take legal action and demanded Shs3.5bn in terminal benefits.
Officers of Uganda Police have arrested Cornwell Muleya, the former Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO), for allegedly disobeying the orders of the Inspectorate of Government (IGG), Ms Ali Munira, the IGG spokesperson told Daily Monitor.
The Deputy Inspector General of Government, Dr. Patricia Achan Okiria, according to Nile Post, said they are currently carrying out investigations into the mismanagement of the national carrier during the period when Muleya was the CEO.
“In the course of our investigations, the Inspectorate of Government summoned him to give information and facilitate the investigations but failed to heed to the summons. Consequently, Mr. Cornwell Muleya has been arrested and charged with the offence of failure to attend before the Inspectorate of Government when so ordered,” Nile Post quotes Dr.Achan.
Muleya, a Zambian played a leading role in the revival of Uganda Airlines but he was, together with other senior officers, suspended by the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala in April 2021 to allow an internal investigation following several reports of mismanagement.
Muleya after failing to convince the government to reinstate him threatened to take legal action and demanded Shs3.5bn in terminal benefits. Muleya’s lawyers said the suspension was illegal and full of glaring irregularities.
Muleya who worked for Air Uganda as the CEO, from 2013 until 2014 was in October 2019, appointed as CEO of Uganda Airlines. He replaced Ephraim Bagenda.