Chief Kyungu hits at critics over Bingu Highway: ‘Some Malawians are ungrateful’

Chief Kyungu of Karonga has hit at critics over the government decision to name the Karonga-Chitipa Road to Bingu Highway, saying some Malawians are ungrateful.

President Peter Mutharika confers with Paramount Chief Kyungu during the visiting of flood victims in Karonga District (C) Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika confers with Paramount Chief Kyungu during the visiting of flood victims in Karonga District (C) Stanley Makuti

“I know some sections of the society will insult me, but this is what all chiefs and members of parliament from Karonga and Chitipa agreed that we rename the road after Bingu.

“It is just a coincidence that this is coming at a time you are our President. Please blame us for this decision, they should not blame you,” said the traditional leader.

He said the chiefs and legislators wanted to respect the former head of state post humously because of getting the grant from the Chinese government to construct the road.

Kyungu said this on Friday when President Peter Mutharika went there to visit flood victims.

“History will absorb us that we honoured Bingu post humously. We made a right decision together with all our MPs,” he said.

However reports indicate that some opposition MPs, including Speaker of National Assembly, are against the idea.

But Chief Kyungu said as custodians of culture and tradition and honours of the land, the chiefs had powers to make a decision on such matters.

“The former president did a great job here. We now travel 30 to 40 minutes. What should somebody do for you to say thank you. Everybody, including politicians from all political parties are using the road,” he said.

There has been strong opposition from some people on the decision to name the road after Bingu, the third after Bingu International Conference Centre and Bingu Stadium in Lilongwe.

However, the leader of the pressure group Steven Simusokwe condemned Kyungu’s speech saying “it is undemocratic.”

He then said his group will continue pressuring government to reverse the decision by holding a massive demonstration.

In his few minutes address to his followers at Baka community ground in Karonga the north of Malawi, Mutharika said that the suggestion was from traditional leaders and not his party.

According to him, only his late Brother and DPP government managed to construct the road hence deserve the name.

“Starting from the colonial, one party and United Democratic Front era, they all failed to construct this road apart from DPP. And on top of that it is your chiefs who proposed the name Bingu high-way through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development which was approved after following the right procedure, as such I therefore declared it,” said Muthalika.

Before holding the rally Muthalika visited over flood victims 1000 at Kakoma the north of Karonga, where he donated K5 million as part of relief aid.

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19 thoughts on “Chief Kyungu hits at critics over Bingu Highway: ‘Some Malawians are ungrateful’”

  1. Popapo says:

    Winston Msowoya, it will be best if you concentrated on Kyungu than bringing in other people including his close relatives. What you know about Kyungu is what people know about you and they are quite because that is your private ventures. Du Chisiza Jr was a minister under MCP, Catherine Chipembere was also a minister under UDF, Akogo Kanyanya was minister at one time,the Bwanausi was an Ambassador during the multi party dispensation, Kwacha Chisiza has just finished his positing as Deputy High Commissioner in Tanzania. I am giving you this to understand that the closest relatives of those you called Nationalist have served in different governments because they understand that working with any government can heal or bring change in a positive manner than name calling. Please keep your fight to Kyungu and spare other people from this name calling.

  2. Sasamba says:

    Northerner you don’t appreciate and you want attention all the time why? What’s wrong with that? In our cities we have paul kagame road, Ali Hassani mwinyi roads are they MCP or Chewa? Mwaonjeza tsapano.

  3. mjomba says:

    Tokotani atumbuka, mukamaliza muonenso chomwe chitasinthe ndi chiyani, anthu opusa inu zeru mulibe chifukwa chake mukumalimbana ndi ma region azanu kuti musokonezenso. khalani ndi moyo wanu odelerawo koma kumapeto kwake simudzalamulabe malawi, muzilamulira mobisalira momwemu basi. mumuuze Nyondo apange chitukuko ndiye adzichitchule Chakufwa Chihana bypass. tsekulani maso muone kuti kunjaku anthu akutani. maiko onse osauka amu Africa akaona zitukuko za choncho amaikabe maina a atsogoleri awo sizachilendo izi, pitani ku Zambia mukapeza Mwanawasa Stadium, moti misonkho yomwe anamangila stadium ndiya Mwanawasa family?????? wakeup the Northern pple.Dzukani.

  4. The Patriot says:

    Bakili Muluzi set a good precedent, national assets can be renamed. I can assure APM and the DPP, the first thing that my government will do once we get power is to rename all public institutions with non political names or with real heros!
    I see no heroism in becoming a President through being handpicked and begging money from China to do a project! The money used to build the road did not come from the Mutharika family pocket, for Christ sake! Me and my children will pay this loan until we die, so tell me why this road built by a loan all Malawians will pay back should be named after a documented Northerner hater????
    You remember when Bingu some people celebrated? The same reasons for the celebration are the same for rsfusing his name for this road in the North!!!

  5. Loyal Malawian says:

    Kyungu is lucifer in disguise an angel of death and destruction selling out northerners with other political prostitutes to Mutharika.

  6. Jelbin Makamo says:

    Kyungu!!!! Do chiefs own land in Malawi? Land in Malawi is owned by individuals and chiefs only facilitate their subjects as they utilise it freely. Chiefs have no right to dictate on how their subjects should use land eg mu own chief has no authority over my personal land. And remember Malawi is a democratic state ruled according to the constitution. There is no any letter in our constitution that says cheifs have powers to name or rename any landmark or any development instead the constitultion does not mention or recognise chiefs not even in one section or subsection. U know why? Its because chiefs have no place in a constitutional democracy due to their dictatorial tendency they are evil I think they need to be abolished. All i know is that the constitution empowers the cabinet to name anything in the country not chiefs or MPs as this foolish Kyungu deludes, the government has paid these chiefs in order to use them we know its Vuwa’s style buying chiefs for the government own intents. Chiefs have since creation worked against their subjects. When slave traders came chiefs sold people when one party system came chiefs sold their subjects to Banda they surrendered them into submission we don’t need them in this free society.

  7. dan says:

    chief kyungu you just have to forgive this kids of yours they have no idea what it is to be the leader,,, they even failn to maintain their familys at home, all they knw is to talk what they dont know!! I support your decission…. And after all is just a name of a road:…… Khuku ya njiru siimaswa madzira

  8. chigwex says:

    he always dresses in black..witchcraft..karonga is hot but he is always in black..muhawi

  9. Winston Msowoya says:

    Chief Kyungu,tell the people the truth.Even though the so-called MPs from the North voted to name the road Bingu,you had the guts to protest against the treacherous decision.You have demonstrated or stooped so low that we northerners,are now regarded by tribalists from South and Central as weaklings and unprincipled opportunists.Kyungu you have shown us your true colours and this is a naked betrayal of your fellow Northerners.What are going to tell MWAHIMBA,YATUTA,DUNDUZU,MWAMBETANYA and the rest of the patriots who laid down their lives for you when you meet them along the distant journey.SHAME ON YOU!!!!

    1. Tiona mall says:

      Chamba ndiye chimenechi, why segregating yourself

  10. Paradigm shift says:

    Kickbacks with fake smiles whilst naming same old leaders on every thing! This is very shameful we have other national Heros like Orton Chirwa who deserves recognition. The leaders are not patriotic at all as they professed to be! # Kyungu should know the heart is deceitful above all things!

  11. patriot says:

    Kyungu time for you to be admitted to a mental asylum you foolish man. You forget heroes of your own people in Karonga like Dunduza and Yatuta Chisiza and want the road named after Bingu who stole billions and killed people in the northern, central and southern regions. You ignorant foolish tinpot dictator. Go wash your face it has still got Mutharika’s shit from your licking his arse today. You fool.

  12. Bwabwalala says:

    Kyungu will know how ruthless DPP is when they have killed his son or daughter. This is the time he will hate this party to the bones.Also Kyungu should stop talking on behalf of Chitipa. We do not need this party whose idiotic Mathanyula. Sorry truth hurts.

  13. Winston Msowoya says:

    Clement Mwakasungula(KYUNGU).Are you physically and mentally stable?Are you really the one who catagorically and steadfastly used to condemn Banda and his politics of tribalism when we were both in exile in Tanzania?Kyungu,you have lost you soul for dirty money.Kyungu,do you remember that you went back home to hob-nob with Banda leaving us fighting hopeless life in the refugee camp at Pangali,Tabora,Tanzania.Banda received you and offered you a job in the MBC,for reasons best known to yourself and members of your family,you returned to Tanzania through Mozambique.You did not stay long there because it was rumoured that while in Tanzania in the late 60s,you were dating J.Chissano’s girl friend and that the former Mozambique’s brilliant President knew about that hence,your abruptly leaving from Maputo.Since then I lost trust on you.Recently,you started kneeling down before Peter Muthalika on drilling oil from Lake NYASA which you expressly acknowledge the fact that the overwhelming majority who are poor,are not going to benefit from the revenues of the commodity,to the contrary,it is you,Peter and his die-hard opportunists who will benefit.Your fraternization with Muthalika who hate and fear the Northerners,has not only betrayed the living,but the loving souls who lost their precious lives for the love of their people and our dear mother Malawi.How would these brave men and women look at you? Here Iam obliged to mention their names: YATUTA KALULI CHISIZA,his wife BAKA CHISIZA,JOHN NYONDO,LUTENGANO MWAHIMBA,DAN MUNDO MWAMBETANYA,FELIX MWALIAMBILE,DUNDUZU KALULI CHISIZA,PEMBA NDOVI,CHISAUSAU MSOWOYA,ORTON CHIRWA,ROSE CHIBAMBO,KANYAMA CHIUME,MATUPI MKANDAWIRE,BUNDA MHANGO,GARETA CHIRWA,MASAUKO CHIPEMBERE and myriad of our fallen heroes.As I know your brother A.Kapote Mwakasungula,wherever he is,has broken his heart for he is a radical nationalist and selfless.Kyungu,you have so soon forgotten about QUATA SYSTEME which has been the brutal instrument by Bingu and Peter to suppress academic achievements of the Northerners? Lastly,your shameful and criminal betrayal of our unwavering aspirations will haunt you and will never be forgotten.LONG LIVE NYIKALAND!!!!

    1. Bibo says:

      What this bastard called Kyungu should know is that Karonga, Chitipa, and the north as a whole do not belong to him as his personal kingdom.Matter of fact some of us do not care about the existence of chiefs because chiefs are confusionists who have dictatorial tendency toward their subjects and are stooges of politicians.

      Kyungu should desist from blowing trumpets of misrepresentation. Each time he wants favors from government, he vomits unsavory words. He is such a foolish and unprincipled citizen of Karonga. Kyungu thinks he can take northerners for asslickers.Northerners have for long experienced a myriad of problems due to incompetent leadership from other regions which, with all vested or bestowed powers, marginalized the region in all spheres of development .

      The north pays tax like any other region which means it deserves development equally. For an egotistic chief to challenge people of the two neighboring districts of Chitipa and Karonga as lacking appreciation as if development is a privilege, is betrayal of the souls in the districts.Kyungu is fastly going extra miles of insanity and has lost value as a respectable traditional figure. Nevertheless, he can not sustain his foolish tradition of spitting fire against his own folks while conniving with enemies of the north to have thick butter spread on his bread.

      Karongans are brave people and don’t subscribe to ridicule. Yatuta Chisiza is one good example of a bravery heart-he challenged Dr Banda militarily after Banda deviated from a leader he was expected to be, to a full -blown dictator who suppressed the voices of those who invited him from England.Rejecting the name Bingu is a reminder that there are better names with heroism and recognized history that deserved a road to be named after them.Ironically, the same Bingu named a certain road in the south after his fellow dictator Robert Mugabe while not recognizing and remembering people who immensely contributed to the freedom of Malawi both under colonial rule and Banda’s one-party rule.People like Kyungu are there to delete history and promote dictatorial rule.

  14. Mutharika knows who I am says:

    Kyungu not King, maybe a king of idiots!

  15. Mutharika knows who I am says:

    King you sellout, what should Malawians be grateful for? The Chinese built the road for Malawi, the nation not Mutharika. Stop behaving in a primitive arse licking manner. You should behave as a Chief of the people of Karonga, not some idiotic village idiot that you are!

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  17. Chandamale says:

    Which Malawians are ungrateful. What type of chief are you. So when Bingu killed 11 innocent people in the north were ungrateful if u want to receive money from Peter receive it. Just do it on your own and don’t involve other people are ungrateful you are a bad Chief.

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