Kamlepo clashes with Speaker: Claims Malawi leader gave cash handouts to MPs to pass budget

An uncompromising Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua on Monday lost his cool, accusing Speaker Richard Msowoya of increasing gagging members of parliament from expressing themselves.

Kamlepo: I fought for democracy and the fight continues

Kamlepo: I fought for democracy and the fight continues

This was after Msowoya wanted to curtail debate on a Trade and Industry bill although a dozen legislators wanted to contribute to the debate of the bill.

“I can’t be party to this, I fought hard for the democracy of this country,” said the firebrand outspoken veteran politician who usually takes on the government legislators and its leadership in the 193 strong House.

He said there was no longer democracy in the House as the Speaker gags members of parliament when they want to speak their mind.

However, Msowoya said the fact that Kalua was able to speak like that means he was enjoying unlimited freedom and democracy in the Chamber.

“We can’t allow people to bring anarchy in the House because they brought democracy in the country,” Msowoya hit back at Kalua.

The whole thing started when Kalua described the mid-year budget which parliament approved on Friday as a corrupt budget alleging ruling Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) legislators along with United Democratic Front  (UDF) and some independent MPs were called to State House where they pocked K100, 000 each to approve the budget.

“I urge the IMF not to recognise such a budget,” said Kalua.

However,  Leader of the House Francis Kasaira said as a party and government in parliament, it is free to hold a parliamentary caucus with its alliance partner UDF at State House or elsewhere.

Msowoya on the other hand said Kalua has not brought evidence on the matter, the issue remains a rumour and whisper and ruled Kalua out of order.

Salima north west MP Jessie Kabwila was also ruled out of order when she pressed Kasaira to say whether they received money from Mutharika or not to approve the budget.

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17 thoughts on “Kamlepo clashes with Speaker: Claims Malawi leader gave cash handouts to MPs to pass budget”

  1. Alice bandawe says:

    Toned ndiwe galuwanuwa.dpp Palm oiled atolankhani at state house,so why do you think they can’t do this again

  2. Plate says:

    A kamlepo whats that nosense u mean ur happy to see malawians suffering wud u say that if it was ur party ruling, think like a matured politician

  3. Tonde Wadula says:

    Iwe Kamlepo watch your mouth, DPP can not and will sink that low to palm oil people to vote against their conscience. Kodi ukamati unamecnyera democracy umatanthauza chani? A Malawi eni akefe ndiwo anamenyera democracy. Stop this madness and represent your constituency period.

  4. karim says:

    Yes indeed IMF the World Bank should be solicited not to approve or recognize this corrupt budget. Let Muthalika bring back his stolen loot and fund the short fall. Uyu ndi mbabva the worst leader Malawi has ever had.

  5. Kamulepo does not wish this nation well he is self and arrogant

  6. Mulher grande says:

    If Kamulepo and those behind him ask IMF not to recognize the budget what does this mean to Malawians? If we say that Kamulepo doe not wish this country and the people who voted for him into parliament is it wrong? how can a loving honorable call imf to punish the country simply because he want to speak his mind? that is very stupid. sorry to say this but kamulepo safunila dziko la Malawi za bwino.

  7. Wakwinthu says:

    Kamlepo , You are good at making noise ,the more you make noise the more you disgrade your political future , most take your noise like that of car horn to notice your presency ,

  8. Honeycomb Chidyauzu says:

    Every Malawian of good will knows the massive contribution Mr Kalua made to bring the then Mighty MCP out of power. Please Malawians let us give credit where it’s due. The only problem is that Mr Kaluwa blows his own trumpet a bit too much sometimes.

  9. Gerald mapanga phiri says:

    If what Kamlepo is talking its true which means is easy to sell out the country through parliamentarians. And its means that more than 50% statesmen are corruption. But again its much better to have people like kamlepo and Jessie K. They can expose some darkness. It’s a job investigative journalist to go deeper to expose it.

  10. Peter says:

    Kamlepo brought democracy and that’s a fact! Chimanga kulibe that’s a fact! Kamlepo had more presidential votes than Bingu in 1999, that a fact!……..

  11. therere says:

    Kamlepo likes to be praised on silly things, he thinks he is brave when he just makes noise and bring confusion in the house, he should just join activism, he is like Julius Malema in RSA

  12. wakum'mawa mario says:

    How could someone claim that he fought for this country’s democracy when he was in exile? Unathawa iwe!!!!! Brave people fight for their freedom while staying in their home not u salvage!!!!! mbuzi kamlepo. u did not fight for the democracy of this country .We atleast recognise Late Honourable Chihana, our Catholic Bishops, and Honourable Muluzi as well. so what can u tell malawians today? A BIG EMPTY HEAD!!! KAGWERE.

  13. Tulupenya says:

    lobbying has many forms. indabas for MPs, held by parties in power, are never complete without brown envelops for transport and post indaba entertainment. what recipients do in return of the favour is non of our business. the floor of parliament must resist rumour mongering.

  14. chimu says:

    Mr kamlepo, if u have nothing to offer u better shut ur mouth.u r not de one who brought democracy in malawi and even if u die 2day no one will reconise u as a hero

  15. Saul says:

    Kamlepo always speaks his Mind. This Man is brave, I am not PP but this man is something else, I admire his braverly……..I cannot imagine Parliament without him. This Man can even stand against the whole country so long if he believes what he is saying is right. God bless you KK!

  16. Phwisa says:

    So Msowoya is accepting that Kamlepo brought democracy to Malawi. Only if Speaker Msowoya is stupid then can speak like that.

  17. Kenkkk says:

    So if you dpp thugs with your stupid cohorts udf bribe your MPs and some prostituting independents to pass a budget, is that budget really for Malawians or for dpp govt? The opposition being in majority in parliament represent more Malawians and therefore their approval or disapproval of the budget is more credible than just a group of stupid bribed MPs called to back the dpp budget. A shady and dodgy budget is not acceptable.

    Present a good budget that is beneficial to all Malawians and the opposition will support it. Why fear?

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