Mukula quits… what next? By Augustine A.
Soroti Member of Parliament Capt Mike Mukula has retired from Politics. Mukula will not be seeking another term from his constituents after representing them in parliament for 15 years.
He subsequently lost his job in cabinet in the next reshuffle. He was arrested in 2007 by Police and the UPDF, and thrown behind bars at Luzira Prison. He went on trial and in January 2013 was found guilty of embezzling Shs 210 million. He was handed a four year jail term which he challenged and was acquitted two months later.
Born in Soroti, in Eastern Uganda, on 27 August 1956, Mukula attended local schools before he was admitted to Kenya School of Flying, at Wilson Airport in Nairobi. He completed his pilot’s training in the United States. In 2009, He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Latin University of Theology, based in Torrance, California USA. In the late 1980s Mike Mukula worked as a personal pilot to President Yoweri Museveni. Mukula owned a fleet of Cessna aircraft which he leased out. He would personally pilot the president in one of those planes. He entered politics in 2001, when he successfully contested for Soroti Municipality parliamentary seat.