IG fires Cop for corruption as Malawi Police officer’s spouses raise K6mil for widows

Inspector General of Malawi Police, Lexten Kachama, has fired Limbe Police Station officer Grace Kamoto from the service after she was found guilty and convicted by the court if corruption by public servant.

Kachama: Police IG fires officer Kamoto after conviction on bribery

Kachama in a letter dated March 25, 2017 addressed to Limbe Police Station stated that Kamoto has been fired with effect from March 24, 2017.

She was convicted in November 23, 2015 after her arrest in June 2011 for soliciting  K4 000 bribe from Patrick Khambaza to grant Pilirani Chimwayi a police bail.

“Grace Kamoto has been dismissed from the Malawi Police Service with effect from March 24 2017 following a court judgement where she was convicted and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and later suspended in view of Section 339 92) of the Criminal and Evidence Code on condition that she performs community service at Limbe Market for 480 hours,” reads Kachama’s letter in part.

According to a report by global watchdog Transparency International, the Malawi’s police are the most corrupt institution in the country.

Meanwhile, at the National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe, officers spouses have raised about K6 million and donated K20 000 plus a wrapper (chitenje) to 256 police officers ‘widows.

The initiative is championed by Ruth Kachama, the wife of the Inspector General.

Kachama said the donation “can make a difference” to the widows.

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9 thoughts on “IG fires Cop for corruption as Malawi Police officer’s spouses raise K6mil for widows”

  1. prince says:

    Mwamu phwekela yomweyo. Mukulephela. Cash gate

  2. ellias says:

    Tamuufuzani Obriva Banda ku Limbe komweko ndi mchitidwe wake. Amamweranso mowa pa office.

  3. Anzijo says:

    Good job mama IG

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  5. Andrew David Msiska says:

    Well done Mai Kachama hope this donation will reach my sister also at our home village in Chiweta that good work God should bless you

  6. peter chipo says:

    Why did it take 2 years to fire her after conviction and how many police officers have not been fired for corruption? Too little too late. Same as Chaponda case..

  7. Chimanga says:

    Convicted in 2015 fired in 2017……… something does not add up

  8. lesley says:

    256 police officers’ widows? and if we calculate at 3 children per widow its 768 orphans. mmmmm. tiyeni tiwathandize anzathuwa. Thumps up madam IG for this initiative,

    1. Charles says:

      Lesley, an orphan is a child whose parents are both dead. If one parent is alive the child cannot be called an orphan! And the correct English is ‘thumbs up’, not ‘thumps up’. I however agree with you that the IG’s wife has done a commendable job supporting widows.

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