Senior officers at the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) are accusing their chief spy Nicholous Dausi for being nepotistic and practising favoritism.
According to officers who spoke to Nyasa Times at NIB headquarters and regional offices, those that are having a smooth ride at the department are new recruits from the Lomwe belt and Mwanza where Dausi comes from.
“Just recently, 10 people from Mwanza were recruited and eight were immediately sent to South Africa for training.
“Everywhere the President goes is always accompanied by Dausi himself and these inexperienced agents which is a major concern to senior officers,” said one of the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, adding they don’t even know to whom these agents report to.
Another source said since Dausi came in office, he rarely sit down with senior officers FOR planning or strategizing but instead he is always on the road with the President or some petty endeavours.
“With many years at the department, this is the worst director I have ever had,” said the source.
This, according to the sources, has prompted some officials to request the bureau to transfer them to other security departments.
Dausi, former spokesman of ruling DPP, was appointed to head the state spy agency, with his experience having worked for defunt para-military wing Malawi Young Pioneer during the one-party dictatorship.