Chief of Malawi Prisons fired

Chief Commissioner Prisons in Malawi Kennedy Nkhoma has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect, Nyasa Times has learnt.

Fired Nkhoma (left) with President Mutharika

Fired Nkhoma (left) with President Mutharika

According to highly placed sources from the Home Affairs and Internal Security Ministry, Nkhoma, ex-husband to second deputy Speaker of Parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje, Monday late afternoon received an instruction from authorities that he must stop acting in a capacity as Chief of Malawi Prison Services.

The source confided in Nyasa Times that it is not clear as to whether Nkhoma will be redeployed within the civil service or will be sent packing to early retirement.

“The Chief Commissioner of Prisons (Kennedy) Nkhoma has been fired from his post and he has been told to relinquish his duties with immediate effect and that a further direction will be given on his future. For now it is not clear if he will be redeployed or retired,” said the source who opted for anonymity.

The source further disclosed that Nkhoma may be ‘warehoused’ to the Home Affairs Ministry headquarters pending the next course of action.

Pakadali pano, azikayenda bawo ku likulu la Unduna la za chitetezo (Ministry of Home Affairs Headquarters) akudikira kuwuzidwa chochita,” said the source with sarcasm.

Malawi Prison Services Public Relations Officer Evance Phiri when contacted to comment on the matter, he refused to divulge any details but he could neither deny nor confirm the matter.

“I am sorry I cannot comment on that now, call me tomorrow. I am busy with something at the moment,” said the Malawi Prison Services publicist.

The Malawian President with powers vested in him can hire and fire a Chief Commissioner of Prisons, Chief Immigration Officer, Inspector General of Police and Army Commander anytime he or she deems fit to do so.

However, Nyasa Times understands that at the moment the deputy Chief Commissioner of Prisons, Little Mtengano is now the acting Chief Commissioner of Prisons.

Inside sources at Malawi Prisons headquarters told Nyasa Times that Nkhoma’s sacking has been overdue because prison officers across the country did not want him and on several occasions they penned the ministry to have him removed from the top post.

“To be honest, Nkhoma’s removal has been long coming. Nobody liked him. Everybody complained against him and on many occasions we have written the ministry to remove him but for a long time our cries were falling on deaf ears,” said one prison warder from Zomba Maximum prison.

“We are relieved he is now gone and we hope sanity will return to Malawi prisons. He is good riddance to bad rubbish,” rejoined a senior prison officer also from Zomba Prison.

 

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56 thoughts on “Chief of Malawi Prisons fired”

  1. walesbanda says:

    Pamalawi tsopano

  2. guys pochosana ntchito tiyen tiziganizirana

  3. Kaidi says:

    Mtengano has been given an assignment to eliminate Kasambala. Kennedy was handling him softly hence the chop. Ask me who was present when Mtengano was being given his letter of appointment? Civil Society there are issues boiling in DPP Civilians watch. Kasambala has a lot of info regarding DPP cash gate. Musova. More than meet the eye.

  4. samuel says:

    Ayamba kale kukagwila ntchito usiku anzawo a kugona a mtengano ndi a wiskot. Devils at work .God will punish u.Ken continue fearing God he will make u shine like a star

  5. KENS says:

    Mumafuna kumachosa anthu ntchito pomwe anthu ena akayamba kukufufuzani mmadipatimenti anuwo mumaopa kuonekera poyera kuti ndinu a cashgate.

  6. becks says:

    Mlomwe alowe mbwalo tsopano

  7. Nhuma says:

    Who is that man peeping the camera behind the president? That man who seems to follow a private conversation between Nkhoma and the president? Can you tell me his name please?

  8. Nyirongo Batwell says:

    Amene mukunena za Alomwe answer me. Just recently Govt has given three top posts to Chewas from central region. CEO for tobacco control commission, Accountant General, CEO Of Lilongwe City Council. Where is the nepotism here? Kennedy Nkhoma had serious problems in managing the Prison Service. Let him go elsewhere. Afterall he remains a Govt employee. Akampeza mlomwe wina anathamangitsidwa ku Immigration dzina lake Hudson Mankhwala. This mlomwe was replaced by Mchewa Masauko Medi. If APM was nepotistic he wouldnt replace Mankhwala who is a Lomwe with Medi a Chewa. If anybody whether chewa or lomwe misbehaves he shld be disciplined basi osaopa ayi. When talking about nepotism muzikhala ndi ma facts. Osamangobwebweta ayi. Bravo APM for sorting out this maladministrator called Kennedy Nkhoma. Akafike.

  9. christiana says:

    Stars dont struggle to shine…. even in the dark they shine .. U r a chosen Gods star… u wl ever shine

  10. chimphonongo says:

    Akuluwa amapangana ndi PP MP nkhatabay central Raphael mhone zopusa ati anange prison next to new hospital in nkhatabay

  11. Achina Emily, Kumimba, Falia etc munyera muona ndi ma JCE anuwo

  12. samuel says:

    A malawi aliyense akalembedwa apa mumati ndi onyenga. Munakhala bwanji a tsamunda inu.tiyeni tione ntchito za a little mtengano. Kennedy salary azilandila inu muchedwa ndikunyogodola

    1. kukanakhala ku church ndikananena kuti AAAMEEEEN!!!!!!!!

  13. Junchu says:

    Promotions shd be on merit, nt koz someone has opened her legs wide, nt kos someone comes from central region, nt koz someone is ur spy. Ma transfers omabwera for sake of punishing nt human resource boost, anthu aphunzira koma grade osasintha, the list goes on. Welcome ntengano. Nkhoma kapume aixe, watikwana.

  14. Karonga boy says:

    Muti kasambara anamutani? afe tiwonetsana mudziwanso. mumukanika ku milandu mwati muese njira imeneyo? watchout iwe wapangawe akangochira chipatala chakocho chidziwanso uyutu ndi mzwanya wa malamulo. Get wel soon our bro frm north.

  15. Ntchona says:

    Paja kunali mlakho weekend yapita ija,mwawonako mlomwe nzanu kumeneko eti woti alowe mmalo a kennedy’yu? sinchoncho?abwana?tayankhani mwachangu!!alomwe woyeeee.

  16. Junchu says:

    Mmmmm

  17. Okhrana says:

    Gaga, iwe ndiwomvetsa chisoni. Getrude amakongola mmaso a Pitala. Taona anthu amene amati ndiönyasisitsa atakwatira ndikukwata. Okongolawo bwanji asali first lady. Ukwati si beauty contest. Andi kutchena or not ndimene waonera mwini, unamuona dr jessie kabwira? Jus anastanzia msosa? Iweyo khala ndikukongola and kuchena bt u wl never bcome first or gentleman

  18. Chiwaya JR says:

    Is the removal of prison chief boost Malawi economy?
    This time is not for demotion

  19. mbava says:

    Mukuti Nkhoma ndiophunzira anaphunzira chani? Munthu amakhala ndi Masters degree alibe first degree let alone MSCE yomwe yotchipayi. Mbuli ngati imene ija. Muzifunsa timamudziwafe. MSCE mufunse anailemba kangati nkumanamizira kuti akukaona obera mayeso kkkkkkkk

  20. ma promotion kumangowapatsa azimayi basi,inutu musatiyankhulitse kuipa iyaaaaaaaa….zikwama kumangogawana ku region kwanuko pamene mafana akumundafe olooo ma sokosi olo….jersey ndye inatuwa kale kale inu mkumavala zanu zabwinozo…. Welcome Mr Mtengano zabwino zonse!!!! Bwana ine warder odandaula ndakulandilani osati zibwana!!! I and will always Salute you!!!! Jombo yofila yosiyana ma size iyi ndaponda ndaponda,,,eeeh bwana apitawa anatumidza kuno ma size 5 ndi 9 komanso zimakhala zaku left zokha………….

  21. hihihihihihihihihihihihihihihiiiiiii eya akafike ndpo tinatopa nawo iyaaaaaaa….kumangokondela azimayi ndi anthu akwawo basi… Amaona ngat nzakwawo izi eti?? Enanu mukungoti mfweee mfweeee mfweeeee chifukwa mumapedza ma benefit pamene anzanu amangotisweletsa……ndipo olo ikanangokhala retirement basi iyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  22. john yambani says:

    He has been fired for sending kasambara to mwaiwathu hospital….dpp. govt wants kasambara dead so. That the opposition doesn’t have reliable lawyers.
    Kasambara. Was poisoned @ adventist clinic

  23. Manzi okeke ikechukwu says:

    Yalakwa Babulo wagwa, Bwampini wakwiya

  24. Njolinjo says:

    Kkkkkkk, this has nothing to do with his education qualifications but ghost workers and deceased officers salaries. Many more will go with the head count exercise.

  25. mkabudulamwatentha says:

    People hate those who passed through the corridors of higher learning institution.Kennedy Nkhoma is an intellectual who was working with a pack of semi-literate homosapiens.You can ruin his job today but you cannot ruin his credentials.

  26. Edgarise79 says:

    There is time for everything God is watching!

  27. ambuje says:

    Should we say nkhoma failed in his duties . Samantha ntchito kapena a bwana president someone is using you.

  28. Issa says:

    when did mcheka become ex? can someone talk to me?

  29. Attention Seeker says:

    Deploying him to Home Affairs Ministry means that he still retains all his privileges as Commissioner of Prisons and in essence the country will have 2 Commissioners on the payroll. Same is applying to the Police as I understand that Mukhitho and Oliver Kumbambe are both on payroll as IGs. We are doing all this and at the same time saying that the public service wage bill is too high. What Public Service Reforms are we talking about if we are deliberately inflating the wage bill. Actions like these can not help this country to win back donor confidence.

  30. Zagwazatha says:

    Aliyense munthu ali ndi zofooka komanso zina zamphamvu, Kennedy tried to uplift prison service than the past chiefs.
    recruitment 78 warders, 700 plus warders, first ever cadet officer’s course where all 68 cadet officers are now inspectors and initiation of promotions of other officer from sergeants to senior officers pamene ena they just sit on those positions. mufuna wabwino atani.
    If we talk of academics, degree does not work it a person’s wisdom that make him to propel and make things work. Lazy people will always cry foul who ever will come those who are lazy will still call that leadership bad because the world do not favor lazy people.
    To me he was a man who had vision for Ndende. Nanga poti enawo mukuti ndi a bricklayer iwo ndiwo al ndi degree. Nanga inu bwanji osapeza yanu degree ngati mukuti Kennedy ali ndi masters popanda first degree. pezani yanu ngati mungathe.
    Udindo Wanale ndiwobvuta If you are standing expect that one day you will fall down .

  31. gaga says:

    HAHHHAHAHAHA A FIRST LADY KODI FIRST LADY WANUYO NDE AKUONEKA BWANJI MUTHU OSASITHA MAKEUP YOSAMUKHALA OLO PANG’ONO KODI PITALA SAMUONA MKAZI WACHE AKAMATULUKA MNYUMBA ATI ZIMA NECKLESS ZOSAFANANA NDI MUTHUYO AKUNGOTENGAPO BASI BOLA WATULUKA MNYUMBA KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK AMENE AMAMUYANG’ANIRA AMENEYU AMATI CHANI AKAMATULUKA MNYUMBA AMVEKERE MADAM MWATCHENA MUONENI CHIMENE WAMANGA M’MUTU ZOSAGWIRIZANA ATA PLEASE MUTHANDIZENI MZANU AZIONEKA BWINO KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  32. Zanga Phee! says:

    Operation chotsa mbava at its best.See my name.

  33. Chilipaakazi Phiri says:

    Kennedy amaba ndalama. Ameneyonso ndiwa Cash gate Wamanga nyumba zikulu zikulu Ku Lilongwe. Ndiwokondanso akazi ameneyu. Ndichibwenzi cha Dorothy Kachitsa mtsikana uja anali ku MBC

  34. heheheheheheheee uluuuuu amanyanya swagga akuluwa….eeeeeh akafike tione zina

  35. Nasan says:

    Muzisamala ma comment muthu aliyese akalembedwa chimasala ndikuchosedwa Bolaso khoma wa tchukako enanu muzafelapo olo amisala samakuziwani shatapi

  36. Tonde says:

    Kambani zambiri timve nawo mukambenso zabanja lobena lija linatha bwanji?

  37. Mbwindi says:

    Its sad that his juniors were complaining about his behaviour.Let him go,I understand he was missusing plublic funds & resources at prison.

  38. Peter says:

    A malawi tilibe chikondi. Kukondwera Kukondwera ku chotsedwa ntchito kwa nzanu. Little kodi kukhwima kuja mpaka mawa panga anzanu chipongwe. Ambuye akulanga ndithu

  39. Mzee says:

    Mtengano mpakana!!!!!!APM woyeeeee

  40. chifwilimbwiti says:

    nanga a Kachama ndi alomwe! Kalolo boys ndi GVH, nena zina osati alomwe! alomwe! atani, palibe nkhani apa ngati misbehaviour shld face conquences of his cause

  41. Patriot says:

    The CLUELESS leader hits again.
    CHIMANGA KU ADMARC KULIBE
    Kapenanso sakuziwa kuti wamkulu wa prison wachosedwa, paja G. Viola anatiuza tsiku lija pa Times TV kuti ndi puppet

  42. masauko says:

    A malawi tatiyeni tipenye patsogolo inu mu kulemba zonyoza nkuluyi nzelu mulibe .acting chief brick layer degrees yosalowela mkalasi.mayi a kunyumba akavala nsapato ngati akubwelela mbuyo.where was prison before this man.did u even knew kuti kudziko kuno kuli prison.he has been redeployed mind u he is educated that ambuyo mwake.poti ndi mchewa m wamu chotsa

  43. mpanda ulemu says:

    Ma skirt a Azimai apume ku ndende. Zabwino zonse A kenedy ku office ya tsopanoko.

  44. Nachithidzi says:

    “ZMF” ophunzira amakhala ndi jCE, no MSCE, no first degree, ndikukangofikira pa Masters. kkkkkkk. if you know nothing do not comment just shut up your mouth.

  45. Achibale says:

    Ndale zafikapo pa Malawi. Achewa achoke m’maudindo akuluakulu kuchalila 2019 elections. and you say who is acting? Zoopsa zedi.

  46. leonard says:

    mwina tione zina eeish!

  47. ZMF says:

    He was the best chief of prisons in the history of Malawi sad that the Peter Mutharika admin could not appreciate it, paja ndi boma la matchona silidziwa loyendera mphepo, the problem is ku prison kwachuluka mbuli they don’t understand why policies and procedures have to be followed, Nkhoma performed in a professional manner he is educated and followed things by the book and mbuli zambuye mwake became disgruntled in the process, this is a blessing in disguise on him as an individual, let him serve in the ministry where he will interact with fellow professionals of his caliber uku nkofunika mbuli zokha zokha zinazolowerana

  48. Ayobeee de Zobue says:

    So you’re celebrating that you colleague has been fired, next time its you.

  49. Maya says:

    Iwe “Happening Boy”, sukudziwa matama amapanga ameneyi. Amati akhala 18 years akamapanga address staff. Was saying is the youngest Chief Commissioner in the World. Wangokhala 3 years basi. Others stayed for 9 years. Akafike galu ameneyo. Mbuzi tapha kale yachisangalalo. Bwwera uti pange join chisangalalo chimenechi. Bravo APM.

  50. Maya says:

    Ayende bwino munthu ameneyo, Satana wa munthu, ozunza, wa Jelousy, osafuna kuti anzake aoneke kuti akugwira ntchito. Ongokhalira kunyenga azikazi a ma Juniors ake kuti adziapatsa ma favours. Safunikanso udindo uli onse mu Boma. Wachedwanso kwambiri kuchotsedwako. Mukanamuchotsa kalekale. Matama mu nsewumu kumayenda ndi 3 vehicles eti zina yonyamula ma bodyguard. Angakuphe ndani muleme wa chabe chabe iwe, matama basi. Umaona ngati zingakuthandize zimenezo?

  51. Mr Pheee says:

    Kaduka basi

  52. Zoonazake says:

    Timadziwa kale kuti wakhala ameneyu yekha wachigawo chapakati ali pa mpando waukulu n’ timadziwa kuti anytime he wiil face the tchopu. Ikamponi mlomwe

  53. Khwethemu says:

    Mukufuna muyikepo wakumudzi. Sichoncho. Tribal creasing

  54. Happening Boy says:

    He has at least served for a longer time than others. Zovuta.

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