2 interdicted for rape in Malawi health facilities: 26 for theft

Two officials working in the Ministry of Health are suspended  as they are being tried for rape .

Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Health: Given the summary sheet of the interdicted officials

Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Health: Given the summary sheet of the interdicted officials

And there are 26 personnel from various public health facilities across the country interdicted for theft.

The rape suspects are Kanjere Msakambewa and Daniel Gama , a medical assistant and health surveillance assistant (HSA) , respectively.

Msakambewa is suspected of raping a 16 year-old girl while Gama is accused of fonding private part of a pregnant woman who went to the hospital for counselling.

“I have the honour Sir to submit a list of outstanding theft cases in the Ministry of Health as per our discussions of yesterday, 28th January 2016.

“In summary, 26 are theft cases and 2 are rape cases. Attached is the summery sheet for your information, Sir,” reads the memo addressed to Minister of Health Dr Peter Kampalume.  It was issued on January 26, 2016.

The  ministry also suspended over 60 health workers  from Grade I to Grade P from various district health offices for various misconduct cases mainly  fraud.

They include a principal secretary from the ministry headquarters, four senior accounts officers at two of the major referral health facilities in the country who were indicted for misappropriating government funds.

Those suspended over corruption cases include Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Chief Accountant Agness Chirwa, Aubrey Samute and Tressa Joyce Chibwana, also serving at the facility as assistant accountant and accountant respectively.

Others are answering theft of medical drugs and supplies charges.

They include medical assistants, security guards, laundry attendants, pharmacy technicians and hospital attendants.

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13 thoughts on “2 interdicted for rape in Malawi health facilities: 26 for theft”

  1. ku healthy kukubedwadi.opezeka ndi dismisal basi & akwagwire ukaidi.

  2. Hospital administrator says:

    The account at queens have been know to steal for along time, they get supplies, inflate prices and steal ask for commission 15%. They buy things not needed as long as they will get commission from drug and medical equipment vendors, especially those from their region. Its good those who steal are being dismissted and not transfered, there has been too much uchitsilu in district hopitals.

  3. penyenye says:

    A meneo akapezeka kuti ndizoona amangadwe basi kuti azao atengelepo phuziro

  4. Manuel says:

    WARNING: Health Surveillance Assistants are NOT healthcare workers; they never went to any medical sciences trainning college nor are they recruited on merit.They are therefore not licenced/trained to examine any patient!

  5. WAWA ANGONI says:


  6. phwethulani says:

    koma ndiye wawona zowopsa

  7. Mbuya says:

    Wa 16yrs hw was she raped and was she pregnant sanamagidwe bwanji?

  8. phwethulani says:

    koma ndiye akufunika chilango chonkhwima kwambiri

  9. ambili says:

    aaaaa penapake boma likulakwisa paka namwino wa chimuna ku mudzi mukuona ngati atani? basitu iye kunyenya kanyenyayo.

  10. M. Nayukhwa says:

    Komanso mwamuiwala woba ma solar panel apacipatala ca kwa naombe ku phalombe ameneyu ndi medical assistant.

  11. GONANI says:

    This is really good. It shows the government’s seriousness on curbing corruption. Well done government, catch all of them and throw them in jail.

  12. Gogo Ntela says:

    Kulakwa mukuchepetsa ogwira ntchito mzipatala oti anali ochepa kale

  13. MAYE says:

    We dont have Blantyre district hospital.

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