Jailed 2 years for swindling K248,000 on false admittance at Malawi College of Health Sciences

Kasungu First Grade  Magistrate Court has sentenced Daniel Kakhwesi, 27, to serve a two- year jail term after finding him guilty of an offence of  theft.

The court heard that, between the months of November-December 2015, the convict cheated a 43 years old woman, Ms Marrium Mataula that he would help her son find a place at Malawi College of Health Sciences.

In the course, he collected money about K248,000.00 which upon receiving it he disappeared.

Kakhwesi was arrested on 23rd June,2016 by police after the complainant lodged a complaint at Kasungu Police Station.

In court, Kakhwesi pleaded guilty and requested for a lenient sentence because it was the first time for him to commit this offence.

However, the State through Prosecutor Sergeant Morton Munthali of Kasungu Police Station requested the court to give Kakhwesi a custodial sentence in order to give a lesson to some people who may have evil mind like  of the convict.

Before passing sentence, Kasungu First Grade Magistrate, Damiano Banda accepted Munthali’s call, and slapped Kakhwesi with the said sentence.

Daniel Kakhwesi comes from Kamkowa village,Traditional Authority Chulu in Kasungu district.

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1 month 15 days ago
O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O An eagle’s eye-view, tells us that the issue here is bigger than just the conviction of this creative thief. . . . You see, if this woman had the audacity to pay 248,000 to some random guy, to secure a place for her child, doesn’t it mean that she has ever heard or seen it happen or done before? . . . Doesnt this attest to the fact that parents, or people in general; have no trust in the system’s ability to select students on merit only; hence the need for a bribe? . . . Doesnt this imply… Read more »
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