Malawi envoy Mphonda presents credentials to Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Malawi High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Kena Mphonda, on Tuesday, 13th October, 2015, presented his Letters of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain marking the official commencement of his tour of duty to London.

Kena Mphonda and Mrs Mary Chokani Mphonda with Queen Elizabeth II

Kena Mphonda and Mrs Mary Chokani Mphonda with Queen Elizabeth II

On their way to Buckignham Palace

On their way to Buckignham Palace

Malawi High Commissioner Kena Mphonda and his wife with The Queen of Great Britain

Malawi High Commissioner Kena Mphonda and his wife with The Queen of Great Britain

Malawi diplomatic members in UK, from left to right: Mwai Dausi, Mrs Linyama, Mrs Chokani Mphonda, Col Linyma and Kondwani Munthali

Malawi diplomatic members in UK at Burkingham Palace, from left to right: Mwai Dausi, Mrs Mkandawire, Mrs Chokani Mphonda, Col Linyama and Kondwani Munthali

The Queen received the letters at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace in London.

In a time-honoured ceremony, the Malawi High Commissioner and his wife Mary Chokani Mphonda were collected by a State landau, a red royal horse-drawn carriage and were escorted by Her Majesty’s Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps.

Mphonda and his wife were accompanied by members of the diplomatic staff, including Defence Attaché Colonel Sydney Linyama, press and protocol officer Kondwani Munthali and Mwai Dausi.

During the presentation, Mphonda delivered a message of best wishes from Malawi President Peter Mutharika, to Her Majesty the Queen.

Mphonda also assured Her Majesty of continued strong bonds of friendship between the two Governments and the people of Malawi.

On his tour of duty, Mphonda who has replaced Benard Sande, said after the presentation, “I am grateful to His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, for the privilege to serve my beautiful country and its people at this position. I will, during my tour of duty, endeavour to sustain the cordial and excellent relations Malawi and the UK have enjoyed since 1964.

“ I will also herald Government priority areas of increasing trade and investment between Malawi and Britain and encouraging more British people to visit Malawi apart from different socio-cultural exchanges that currently exist.”

Mphonda was Chief of Protocol in the Malawi Government prior to his appointment as Malawi’s envoy to London and is a career diplomat, after serving in Washington DC in the United States of America and in Bonn, Germany, in previous tours of duty.

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Koma a malawi munakhala bwanji zomwe mumaziwa ndikuyang’ana zolakwa zokha zokha ndizaku phwanya sikulina

John Mwalungila


Anyamata a kwa Jali

Ambwiye ifetu takondwera kuti mukutiimiriara ku Mangalandeko. Mulungu akusongoleleni

decolonised mind

Typical slave mentality, as if wearing a suit is not enough he decided to dress in an English attire to impress the master. We need to emancipate ourselves from this inferior way of thinking


Dress Malawian!

James kotoki

Amayiamafunakugwadapoperekamonikwa.Queen anachitakuwaletsa

Pitala Paulendo

Kena Mphonda, beware of Mwai Dausi!!!

Mirella K

Idyani masausgewo anyamata ndi atsikana. Ife kuno ku Blantyre chisambireni dzana…madzi kusowa!




Why wearing morning suit to see the queen? Those things are worn on celebratory occasions like weddings or royal Ascot in UK. Let’s stop copying everything ife a Malawi..A simple smart suit would have been enough not those funny hats and tail coats..well done to the ladies at least they wore African is attire. You will not see a Nigeria diplomat wearing such kind of attire to present his papers to the Queen. .he will be in his full mkanjo regalia..let’s be real and be proud of our own identity. You ruined that photo opportunity.

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