Kamlepo gets job as visiting lecturer at Yale University, US

Firebrand Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua has been patting himself on the back for clinching a visiting lecturer job at one of the US top notch university, Yale.

Kalua: The President cannot demand names from me as if am the one who did the audit. Auditor General did not give the names to me only but many of us

Kalua: Turns down an offer for a doctorate degree

The over the moon Kalua, who had just survived an impeachment as vice chair of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), said this shows how the international community respects him.

“This is not just an ordinary university, it is one of the best in the US, this is where President Peter Mutharika lectured,” he said.

He also said he will be a visiting lecturer at one of the universities in South Africa and Germany.

Asked how he felt to survive the impeachment on Monday, Kalua said those who wanted to impeach him did not have enough grounds.

Kalua was accused of speaking on behalf of PAC when the chair was available.

He was also accused of saying that PAC members and himself have names of seven cabinet ministers named in the so called K236 billion cashgate report.

Kalua said he turned down an offer for a doctorate degree on political leadership.

“They wanted to confer me on this free doctorate degree but I refused, these free doctorate degrees are just too much in Malawi,” he said.

Kalua made headlines in the transition period from single to multi-party democracy in the early 1990s through daring proclamations on Channel Africa in South Africa.

Of late he has  has been accusing President Mutharika ro crackdown on corrupt gangasters in his government and not have selective prosecution on theft of public funds.

He said the foreign forensic auditors who conducted the audit submitted the names and files of those implicated to the Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Audit Office for action.

According to Kalua, if Mutharika fails to arrest “the thieves in his cabinet”, he should resign as he is not in control of the state affairs.

But Mutharika rubbished Kalua’s claims, saying he could not sack his ministers as he did not have the names.

Mutharika recently challenged Kalua to name and shame the corrupt ministers.

“This lawmaker should bring the names at Kamuzu Palace or he should shut up forever. I sent the Chief Secretary to the Auditor General to get the names and he came back saying there are no such names,” Mutharika said.

But Kalua hit back, charging that Mutharika could get the names from Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Audit Office.

“The President is not being honest…. It is a joke for the president to express ignorance on the names,” he said.

Kalua added: “Let him follow up with the auditor general because the auditor general said he submitted 13 files to the Anti-Corruption Bureau and out of those files, seven belonged to cabinet ministers.”

Outgoing British High Commissioner to Malawi, Michael Nevin, also bemoaned the higher levels of corruption in Malawi, exacerbated by a culture of impunity.

He told a local paper that the country’s rule of law could be permanently undermined by failure to bring to book those who break the law.

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Kaziulika Chimugonda
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Kaziulika Chimugonda
16 days 1 hour ago

I believe Kamlepo has a lot to share with Yale in their political science research in Africa. Kamlepo is articulate with African politics that Western Universities do not know. I believe, after his lectures, Yale will introduce new modules in their political science programs. When it comes to presidential elections in Africa, it’s a headache to Western countries. When it comes to cashgate in Africa, it’s a headache to our former colonial masters. When it comes to nepotism, tribalism etc.,it’s a headache to our donors. So, Kamlepo will give insights on such issues from a practical standpoint.

Dumbo Lemani
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Dumbo Lemani
16 days 21 hours ago

I totally agree with you Mufwa…in the USA there are many universities which just sale certificates/PHD to desperate individuals around the world…people like Arthur Peter Munthalika.

Ine mu diaspora
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Ine mu diaspora
18 days 4 hours ago
Mmmmh zinazi ukamva. Nanunso atolankhani osamangomvera n’nyasi zomwe. Tamufunseni kuti what lectures will he give, on which topic? A visiting lecturer on what grounds? Since he has even failed to get a honorary now he is claiming that he turned down an honorary. Introduction yake ikayenda chonchi: the distinguished Malawian politician is not a man of theory, he is a man of action. Not only did he bring down the 30 year Banda dictatorship, he has ever since remained committed to protecting his country and fearlessly speaks out against corruption. We welcome Mr Kamlepo Kalua who will give the Tchwee… Read more »
nick
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nick
18 days 16 hours ago

kamlepo belongs in Malawi Why USA?

Thinktank
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Thinktank
18 days 18 hours ago

American universities are careful on whom to invite as visiting lecturer.while kamplepo should be commended for his fearless stand against power,don’t decorate him with some attributes not his size.Visiting lecturer at prestigious university like Yale or indeed any other university is no small thing.One has to have a trail of academic accomplishments..spiced by books..or papers written .

Nyirenda
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Nyirenda
18 days 20 hours ago

In what department, pray tell? I am at Yale as we speak and the Dean has no clue who Kamlepo is!! Show us the letter of invitation please.Have there been any economic developments in Rumphi? This is what he was elected as MP to do and not to bray like a demented mammal on an occasional basis. Please Kamlepo- develop your constituency, please. The people there are really suffering. Ease Kamlepo, please. Txhwee, mwana , txhwee!

Jmpiri
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Jmpiri
17 days 1 hour ago

I went to harvard u baboon and that’s nothing it is just a university ….

Njira ya mtanda
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17 days 23 hours ago

a Nyirenda mukuona ngati ndi inu nokha omwe mungapite patsogolo, inu ndi gulu la anthu okupha anzanu mmatsenga chifukwa chopita patsogolo kukuposani, this is 21st century baba, you can not be the only best in the whole world, accept realities, do u think you are very special for you to be at Yale? you think like a jealousy chicken which never hatches, grow bull balls to cheer up others, selfish northener!!!

Kanchenga
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Kanchenga
18 days 14 hours ago

I am sure you are not at Yate. The job description we give to MPs in Malawi is totally different from most civilised countries. Government develop areas not member of parliament. Don’t think the foolishness encouraged in Malawi is all over the world. It is peculiar to Malawi.

santana
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santana
18 days 22 hours ago
Mr Kokani, what intellectuals does Kamlepo have in his records? Tell us in what field does he do better? Do people come intellectuals after making senseless noise? I have never heard Kamlepo commenting on anything other than political issues. And his comments starting from 1993 never achieved him anything because despite contesting so many times on party tickets no one in Malawi recognized him except 2 years ago just because he stood on a ruling party ticket. We know Kamlepo as a noise maker not as a politician. You are talking of Yale University calling him a visiting lecturer. What… Read more »
Osadandaula
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Osadandaula
17 days 11 hours ago
Malawi let’s respect the fact that Kamlepo will be a visiting lecture at US university. Good for him. It’s his life not any of yours. We shld understand that he cannot change his area if government doesn’t give him support. US Universities are just like any other universities in the World anyone can go to, nothing special. Political Science needs people like him to shade light on political issues in developing countries. It is a very a crucial research subject, wld benefit many global political students with his experience and courage he deserves a short. National anthem yathu ya Mw… Read more »
Franklin
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Franklin
16 days 3 hours ago

Koma mumaidziwa political science inu? kkkkkkk tsoka ndithu. Kamplepo? Political Science? shame. Ask the likes of henry Chingaipe and Blessings Chinsinga.

Chapondaapa Cashgate Guru
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Chapondaapa Cashgate Guru
18 days 23 hours ago

Congratulations Kamlepo! Keep going the time for “Chweee mwana chweee’ has come!

Khima
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Khima
19 days 2 hours ago

I like Kamlepo’s fearlessness’s character but I find his aggression very impotent since zimangokhala zongofuna kusowesa wina wake mtendere. I would appreciate if his efforts and so called classfied information end up to someone’s conviction in the court of law..

Botha
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Botha
19 days 2 hours ago

Kamlepo Kalua is a primary school dropout

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