I’ll not interfere with Justice delivery, says Malawi President as Chief Justice is sworn-in

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has promised not interfere with the Judiciary, mainly new Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda to ensure that justice delivery systems are efficient, timely and effective.

Nyirenda taking an oath of office as Malawi Chief Justice

Nyirenda taking an oath of office as Malawi Chief Justice

President Mutharika congratulates Chief Justice Nyirenda

President Mutharika congratulates Chief Justice Nyirenda

Speaking during the swearing of Nyirenda, SC, as Chief Justice at Sanjika Palace on Wednesday, Mutharika . a law professor, also claimed that his government will always respect the rule of law as provided for in the country’s Constitution.

He said Nyirenda’s impeccable career brings renewed optimism and a wealth of experience to the Judiciary at this time when Malawians are demanding improvements in the delivery of various public services, including justice.

“I am, therefore, optimistic that under his leadership, the Judiciary will respond to the public concerns with professionalism, timeliness and proficiency.

“I am saying this because an independent and effective judiciary is necessary in ensuring a safe and secure Malawi,” said Mutharika.

Nyirenda was appointed Chief Justice in March this year following the retirement of first female Chief Justice Anastanzia Msosa.

He was confirmed to be the Chief Justice of the High Court and Supreme Court by the National Assembly in May.

“Justice Nyirenda’s appointment under Section 111 of the Republican Constitution does not come as a surprise to me at all. It is basically a recognition of his skills, experience and an enviable career which spans over three decades now.

“The proficiency, vigour, diligence and zeal that the Chief Justice has demonstrated in the discharge of his various responsibilities are of great inspiration,” emphasized Mutharika.

Nyirenda was appointed Justice of Appeal on June 13 2008 and assumed the office of Chief Justice of the Malawi Judiciary May 20 2015.

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The Objective Person

That Infamous Nyirenda is Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda and this one is Justice Andrew Nyirenda. They meaning justices and lawyers should explain their involvement on the deceased estate when the amount is more than a million. Mbava zachabe chabe.


You are just saying that to pacify donors, nobody in their right mind believes a lick of what you say


Bla bla bla rubish.
Who appointed you judge? Mutharika.
Ukunamiza mwanaaaaaaa chani?
Your immediate boss is pitala, and you will do as he commands you to do.

Ongeza Kidoko
I am very sure he has tied the leg of the chief of judiciary with a rope, so the president can always pull it to control the Chief Justice. Actually statements of that sort are better never said because the reality in Malawi has always been the opposite. One good example of how the judiciary is already showing that it is being interfered with is the issue of the 11 UDF MPs which was to be sorted by Parliament, but Judiciary pulled one quick trigger to restrain the Speaker from making his ruling. Our eyes and ears are many, our… Read more »
Mbowe Mulambia

Justice Nyirenda is the couse of all this problems Nyirenda and Potani put Peter on that hot seat asatinamize as if he is a good person.


wanama Peter you have orede started interfering


Tell us first who killed Issa Tayub Njauju if you really mean it!!!!!!!!!! You are harbouring a killer in your own house

Everything about this president stinks!!!

ikamuna yamemena

Please seal the loopholes there are deals at the high Court where fake court orders are issued to release criminals from lawful custody and that has sometimes left the blame on police. Check those orders and make some checks and balances on that.

oliver chimsewu

Adada nyirenda this is your time to sort out things. Achikulile sanakusankheni mwangozi because of your proffesionalism and intergrity you are there now. Help malawians and take out malawi from dark edges.

Kaziulika Chimugonda

Not interfere with the Judiciary, eeeeeeeeeeh!!! Let us wait and see. The impartiality of Nyirenda is ……. if we go by 2014 election result drama in the High Court.

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