Malawi Law Society wants deputy speakers prosecuted, join case for illegal allowances

Malawi Law Society says it has made an appointment with the Director of Public Prosecutions in a bid to prosecute the two deputy speakers accused of misuse of public money.

Deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje: May face prosecution for illegal allowances

Deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje: May face prosecution for illegal allowances

President of the MLS John Msuzi Banda confirmed on Monday his organisation is not happy the way the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) is handling the whole matter.

First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje and Second Deputy Speaker Clement Chiwawa are accused of pocketing huge sums of money in house allowances when they were not entitled to because they live in their own houses.

“We are not in agreement with the ACB who think the issue has to do with maladministration at parliament therefore the two deputy speakers should just repay back the money,” said Msuzi Banda.

He said the first step is to meet the state top prosecutor Mary Kachale for a discussion and way forward on the matter.

ACB spokeswoman Egritta Ndala said the law provides that some groups, including MLS can join such cases.

Ndala said the ACB has powers to direct no prosecution on any issue and instead recommend disciplinary action which include deduction of the stolen money.

Msuzi Banda said Chilenje and Chiwaya must be prosecuted in line with recommendations from the parliamentary service commission.

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Central
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Central
23 days 11 hours ago

Ukakhala mbava pa Malawi upulumuka akadziwana ndi a “Bwana…………………..!!!” Ceasar and Engrita amauzidwa zochita awa!! Angatani awa……………..!! A Ceasar akufuna kulemela nawonsoooooooooooo!! Anthu onunkha khalidweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo
23 days 13 hours ago
By the way are the houses which the two deputy Ministers are staying are they not supposed to be paid for? Even if they are theirs, they built from hard won money and they were built to either be rented out or for them to stay in there as tenants. Unless they pocketed money above their entitlement then the case stands otherwise they should not lose the privilege of getting allowances as if the houses belongs to the government. If the houses belongs to the government and they were getting allowances for the same then there is a case. Vuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu… Read more »
AKWENI TOO MUCH MAKE UP
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AKWENI TOO MUCH MAKE UP
23 days 14 hours ago

AMANGIDWE AMENEWO

Chalo
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24 days 5 hours ago

Useless ACB. Why didn’t you apply the same reasoning to the cashgaters so that they just pay back the money because the whole issue arose from maladministration at Treasury? These double standards are not helpful and I can challenge you that no sane donor will come back to our assistance anytime soon.

musova@yahoo.com
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24 days 5 hours ago

Time is a teacher lets wait and see

Criminals
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Criminals
24 days 5 hours ago

That is the way to go. Not to sweet dirty under the carpet. Bravo! MLS. Let them pay back what they stole while they are serving as criminals in separate prisons.

MacD Mwembeku
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MacD Mwembeku
24 days 5 hours ago

How about starting with striking Ralph Kasambara off the register of legal practitioners?

Malawa banda
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Malawa banda
24 days 6 hours ago

Mwatani kodi bwana Msuzi Banda, anthuwatu akodzebwa kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Ndalama
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Ndalama
23 days 21 hours ago
It is very sad that Suzi Banda has responded to this issue in this manner. This is interference that they usually accuse the government. If ACB had recommended to prosecute, would the Law Society have asked the ACB or DPP to act differently. I have a feeling that Suxi Banda has flailed to accept that Parliamentary service did not recommend to prosecute. It asked the Bureau to investigate. The Bureau did and find any weakenesses in the system. What is wrong with that. Mind you the issue is not a simple one. The two deputy speakers were given conditions of… Read more »
Maxson Mbendera (POISONED)
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Maxson Mbendera (POISONED)
24 days 7 hours ago

Amangeni basi

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