Cornwell Muleya, the former CEO of Uganda Airlines, is being detained by police for allegedly disobeying directives issued by the Inspectorate of Government (IG) on May 23.
On the IGG’s (Inspector General of Government) Beti Kamya’s orders, Muleya was taken into custody on Tuesday.
IGG tweeted, “Mr. Cornwell Muleya, the former CEO of Uganda Airlines, has been detained and accused with disobeying orders in violation of Section 35(a) of the Inspectorate of Government Act, 2002.”
In accordance with the communication, Muleya had been requested by the IGG to provide testimony and present records on the misappropriation of public funds, purchases, and staff hiring at Uganda Airlines.
On this day, Wednesday, he is anticipated to show up in court.
Muleya allegedly refused to comply with an order of the Inspectorate of Government dated May 23, 2022 requiring his attendance to provide evidence and produce documents to the Inspectorate of Government regarding mismanagement of public funds, procurements, and staff recruitment at the Uganda Airlines between May and June 2022, according to a statement signed by Deputy IGG Patricia Achan Okiria.
Following allegations of mismanagement at the national carrier, Works Minister Edward Katumba Wamala forced Muleya and 12 other top executives to on leave on April 21, 2021.
Later, to allow for investigations, President Museveni issued an order suspending the officers. After then, Muleya’s contract was ended.