Govt, ACB under fire for failure to recognise Njauju on anti-corruption day

Government has come under severe criticism for its failure to recognise slain Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju.

Mtambo:  Why ignoring Njauju?

Mtambo: Why ignoring Njauju?

Timothy Mtambo, human rights activist and executive director of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) said it was a great mistake for President Peter Mutharika, the ACB director and other speakers to fail to recognise a person who was the third in command at the graft busting body yet Njauju is believed to have been killed because of his work at ACB.

“Not even a minute of silence, this was shameful,” said Mtambo.

It is reported that top government officials ordered that Njauju death should not be mentioned, claiming the issue has been highly politicised but Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu has refuted this, saying Njauju’s case is under investigation.

Police have since arrested two people in connection with his death in July including a police officer.

But Mtambo said the failure by Mutharika and other officials to highlight his death shows the government is not serious in bringing Njauju killers to book.

Political scientist at Chancellor College Mustafa Hussein said the government’s successful order not to mention Njauju on the day clearly shows that the government interferes with ACB activities.

“If the government continues to interfere in ACB activities then the public sector reform programme is meaningless.

“This shows the ACB does not fully enjoy independence, it is influenced by other powerful actors. Njauju was a very important person at ACB who occupied a very important position therefore it was indeed a surprise that a minute of silence was not oserved in his honor,” said Hussein.

The body of Njauju was found near presidential villas just metres away from the gates of Kamuzu Palace.

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chiku matiki
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shame we are killing aserts that can bring this country to the next step innocent people who hold the truth to be known are killed while the government is silent pitala watch out you are under heaven and above heaven there is GOD

TIME WILL INDEED COME

Brilliant Blessings
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Oooo My Malawi

Nabiyeni
Guest

Whatever the case, let God be the judge. Sooner or later chilungamo chidzaoneka. Mzimu wa munthu ndi odzodzedwa cant just die like a chicken and ends there. Mulungu ali ndi dongosolo.

Independent Montana
Guest

Seriously, Mtambo you need to grow up. You said “it is believed” meaning there is not enough evidence. It is not yet known why he was killed and don’t bring childish things on serious things

Mtumbuka Waku Phalombe
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Mtumbuka Waku Phalombe

Akulu Akulu Inu Mukumabakila Boma Likalakwisanu Mukuoneseratu Umbuli Wanu Poyera! Kodi Taganizan, Zingatheke Bwanji Wapolice Kumangidwa Ndi Anzake Omwe Ogwiranawo Ntchito Chifukwa Akuulula Kuti Akuwazwa Amene Anapha Njauju,atauzdwa Ndi Anzake Pamowa? Kodi Zinayamba Zathekako Kuti Wapolisi(cid)wamangidwa Chifukwa Pofufuza Wapeza Umboni Wamunthu Amene Napha Munthu??? Muziyamba Mwafufuz Musanakomente Mbuli Iinu!!!

Toshi
Guest

Peter munthalika knnws something lnu akanakhala kuti his lnnocent mukanaona kukamwa kwakukulu kaleko mmene akanalnkhulira koma there’s God in heaven am telling you aday of judgement will come.

thinktankmalawi
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This is nonsense …..always finding fault in this govt…

Prince Edward rsa
Guest

They killed him just bcoz Njauju did not salender the 577billion investigation report which was later handed to germans after afew days nicolus dausi and his pipo break the offices to steal the report .

Prince Edward rsa
Guest

How can a civilian go near president villa and bary a dead body pita muthalika is the one who used agalu apolice to kill njauju.

Bob
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What happens in this country is very pathetic. Just shows we have brutes running this government and its parastatals.

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