Security Operatives Arrest former Uganda Airlines Boss, Cornwell Muleya

Security Operatives Arrest former Uganda Airlines Boss, Cornwell Muleya (News Central TV)

Uganda’s Inspectorate of Government (IG) has apprehended sacked Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Cornwell Muleya.

Muleya was until April 2021, the CEO of the national carrier before the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala suspended  him together with other senior managers of the national carrier.

Muleya was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly disobeying the IGG’s orders. When contacted, the IG spokesperson, Ms Ali Munira confirmed the arrest.

Newly acquired Uganda Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft stand on the runway at Entebbe Airport on the outskirts of Kampala on April 23, 2019. (Photo by Nicholas BAMULANZEKI / AFP)

“Yes true. But I need to get more information,” she said in a WhatsApp message.

Muleya was among the officials involved in the revival of the airline. He is a Zambian who ventured into aviation in 1995 as general manager and CEO of Air Botswana Corporation for eight years, moved on to Air Mauritius, and worked as CEO for Zambezi Airlines Ltd and ALS Limited in Kenya.

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Then, he was contracted as CEO of Air Uganda in 2013.  He has thereby worked in aviation for over 23 years. However, his woes started on April 21, 2021, after Works minister Edward Katumba Wamala sent him and 12 other top officials on forced leave and later put them on suspension.  

They were suspended on the orders of President Museveni to pave way for investigations into allegations of financial mismanagement, graft, and favouratism in staff recruitment among other issues. Muleya’s contract was terminated after nine months of suspension.


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