Attorney General to challenge Vuwa-Kaunda’s K1.7bn compensation claim for July 20 demo – Report

Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale has  said government  will challenge in court  the K1.7 billion ($2.4 million)  compensation claim lodged by President Peter Mutharika’s aide Symon Vuwa-Kaunda.

Vuwa Kaunda: Seeks compesation

Vuwa Kaunda: Seeks compesation

Vuwa- Kaunda, presidential adviser on national unity and parliamentary affairs,  is claiming the compensation  for loss of property during the July 20 2011 protests against former president Bingu wa Mutharika’s regime.

He is claiming K800 million from government as the police service failed to safeguard his private property  in Katoto, Mzuzu, by not using relevant laws, laxity in crowd control and failing to detonate tear gas or to fire in the air to disperse the irate rioters.

The presidential aide is also has a separate lawsuit in which he is demanding almost K900 million ($1.3 million) for another house which suffered a similar tragedy in Lilongwe, his lawyer George Kadzipatike said, according to the local press.

But, Kaphale,  has promised to challenge the matter in court like he did with the K2 billion claim made by Mulli Brothers whose property was vandalised by the rioters in Lilongwe.

A  report in The Nation newspaper, lawyer for Vuwa,  Kazipatike, accuses government of failing to protect property during the countrywide demonstrations.

He cited loss of use of the house and rentals worth about K150 000 a month and costs for reconstruction, saying: “We demand the sum should adequately compensate our client for the loss he has suffered.”

Kaunda was Minister of Information and Civic Education when armed police officers gunned down 20 unarmed protestors countrywide—the massacre which fanned violent scenes, with some citizens targeting property owned by public figures connected to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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6 thoughts on “Attorney General to challenge Vuwa-Kaunda’s K1.7bn compensation claim for July 20 demo – Report”

  1. john says:

    WHERE IS NATIONAL UNITY WHEN THE MAN WHO IS SUPPOSED TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE BY LETTING BYE-GONES BE BYE-GONES IS NOW CLAIMING A WHOOPING K1.7 BILLION?

  2. Bwamuswe says:

    Where were you all this time? Okay poti mulandu suwola. Koma iwe Vuwa nyumba ija rent mpaka K150,000.00 per month? That house is worth K40 -K50 thousand a month. Company renting should be K90 thousand. 1.7 Billion Kwacha hahaha Vuwa the Millionaire

  3. Phiri says:

    Demonstrations that led to cardiac arrest

  4. KOMA KUMENEKO says:

    Thats how politicians steal , homework has already been done , Kaphale is just kidding us. Tiyenazoni this is DPP

  5. Dr Mbilixi says:

    Iwe vuwa huwa chiiiiisiruuuuuu chindere chakufikapo

    1. john says:

      VUWA! VUWA! VUWA! WERE YOU A BILLIONNAIRE YOURSELF BEFORE THE JULY 20 DEMONSTRATIONS?

      I THINK THIS IS WHAT DPP HAS AGREED WITH VUWA TO MILK MALAWIANS OF THEIR HARD EARNED CASH.

      THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WANTS TOPAINT A PICTURE AS THOUGH HE WANTS TO DEFEND THE STATE WHEN WE ALL NO MWAPANGANA KALE KUTI ZIKATHEKA MUDYERA LIMODZI NDALAMAZO.

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