Malawi lawyer on-the-run after K10m ‘swindle’ on plot

Malawian lawyer Chrispine Kam’mayani is on the run after putting his hands on a K10 million from a well known ICT expert  Boston Sibande on a deal in which the lawyer is alleged to have pocketed the money for plot number 47/4/820.

Mrs Sibande stressing the point to Nyasa Times

Mrs Sibande stressing the point to Nyasa Times

The lawyer signed the documents

The lawyer signed the documents

The cover of the contract

The cover of the contract

Sign post leading people to the closed office of Kam'mayani in Area 47

Sign post leading people to the closed office of Kam’mayani in Area 47

Nyasa Times undertsand that he had fraudulently altered legal property documents  which  he signed to guaranteed the sale of the plot  when he knew pretty well that it did not belong to the people whom he called his client.

Documents in Nyasa Times possession indicate that the learned lawyer Kam’mayani, on 8 January, 2015 signed a document that he is guaranteeing that the seller of plot number 47/4/820, a Mrs Mercy Chitamo and yet the real owner of the plot is Monica Chitawo meaning that the documents had contained similar initials of M.C.

When the paper work was done  Sibande transferred K10 million into the lawyers account so that he can remit into his self made client.

Soon after depositing the money through Inde Bank City Centre Branch, the Sibande family deployed some boys to be taking care of the plot.

Mrs Sibande told Nyasa Times that some people came and warned them that the owner of the plot is Mrs Chitawo and that she is not connected to the lawyer in anyway.

“When we went back to the lawyer to cross check about the tip off,  it was already too late since at that time the legal man had already gone at large,” said Mrs Chimwemwe Sibande.

When Nyasa Times visited the lawyer’s  office which is at his residence  in Area 47, he was reported “away”.

Evidence in our possession indicate that on 3 February, 2015, Kam’mayani admitted having stolen the money by sending an SMS to Chimwemwe Sibande that he will refund the misappropriated money.

Sibande said  Kam’mayani as a lawyer knew only too well what the consequences of his actions would be, saying abusing trust of clients is “despicable act”.

Kam’mayani could not pick his phone when contacted.

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75 thoughts on “Malawi lawyer on-the-run after K10m ‘swindle’ on plot”

  1. Afana says:

    A Boston Sibande nanunso ndinu ogona eti……why didnt you go to the Ministry of Land to check file ya plot number 47/4/820…….if you got the fire from Ministry of Lands it could have told you who is the owner……By giving a little something to officers there at Land they allow you to see the file and who is the owner and the content and also check their Land Register book……..its that simple and it would have only cost you ( being generous) 5 pin that the 10 mita mukuyisowa apayi……..

  2. Bakha Nkhomano says:

    Lawyers and theft are synonymous. Examples are many: C Kammayani, E Kachere, R Kasambara, L Gondwe, I Nkhoma etc. Lawyers ndi chigololo are also synonymous. Examples are many: Ambokile, Nankhuni, Kasambara, Kita, Kachere!

  3. kanunkha says:

    If there is a profession that doesnt contribute to the country’s economic growth and facelifting is Law. stupid people, glutons, monopolistic, small hearted,devils, satinists, ….etc!!! how these people reap from the poor! i truly wonder and ask myself so many questions to say: why did one create this profession? Thank my God, am not one…. Lawyers are there to scatter where good pple are trying to gather!!! arrrrrgh!!!

  4. phil says:

    We shud have afeeling of doing others wat we expect people to do to us. There then our society will be good to every body.

  5. Yakobe Munthali says:

    Ma lawyer ndi anthu akuba. Mbava

  6. mkanda says:

    @ thakolinyada, I do not see a reason of spewing faeces on my face. You should be reminded that Malawi respects freedom of expression without infringing on others. I did not mention anybody apart from saying what Kam’mayani told me. Let me tell you if there is any smart death, that’s the one I will answer its call and not the one you are insinuating here! Sorry I do not deal with smaller brains who will not bring arguments to the table other than vitriol.

  7. Ineyo says:

    Mukulakwitsa, Sibande wa ku City and this Sibande are not related at all. Yes they come from Mzimba but from different places

  8. Nyambitoni says:

    zoona bwana Kam’mayani mungapange zimenezi? was a hallmate in Tchaka and he was a cool guy, very friendly down-to-earth. I also remember him as being a consistent blood donor in those days. profession ija yawasintha basi ayambapo ukhuluku!

  9. Malipeya says:

    MY FELLOW MALAWIANS !!! ARE WE GOING TO FIND A LAWYER IN HEAVEN ??????? BOLA UYU WABERA OLEMERA, KOMA PALI ENA AMBIRI AKUBERA AMPHAWI. I HEARD OF SO MANY PAINFUL CASES HERE IN LILONGWE OF PEOPLE WHO HAD ACCIDENTS AND WERE COMPENSATED MILLIONS. THEY ONLY GOT MK 30,000.00 WHILE THE LAWYERS GOT THE MILLIONS. AND AKAWAIMBIRA PHONE SAMAYANKHA. ACHINA EDGAR AND DAVIS, GONDWE KU RAPH AND ANOLDS. INCLUDING KASAMBALA NDALAMA ZA ANTHU OPHEDWA PA 20 JULY. KODI ABALE KA YEHOVA WILL OUR LAWAYERS BE THERE ???????

    CHONDE MA LAWYER LEKANI KUBERA ANKANDAPATUWE, NKHALANI NDI NZIMU, NDALAMA SIZIMAKWANA PITANI MUKAWAFUNSE A CHAIR, JB OR BINGU. KNOW THAT WE SHALL ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE KING OF KINGS CHRIST JESUS AND ACCOUNT OUR LIVES.

  10. Hoitty says:

    Akanapanda kuphinzira bwenzi ali chimbalangondo ameneyi. Anthu atamuotcha kale kale

  11. Mung'apa vimbwete says:

    Kammayani??kammambala. viwachewa ivi va kwiba.

  12. thakolinyada says:

    iwe Mkanda manyi ako wamva? what do you mean kammayani is at his home? in fact ndiwe amene ukuyankhawe kammayani mbava zinzako zakuuza kuti yako ili pa nyasa times. uzafa imfa yowawa wamva.mxiiiiiii unaionako olo 1 milion iwe? thats why you come apa and speak your bullshit. bad blood bad blood my ass.why bring other people into the issue zinthu zosawakhudza.

  13. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    The Sibandes too should be investigated. It is likely that this is one of the so many plots self amassed, using his office, by our Lilongwe City Director of Finance, Mr Sibande. He usually gets a lot of plots without following procedures, fences them and uses relatives to sell.

    1. TAWONA BEWULA says:

      Ndi amene akumapasa malo a Livingstonia Synod mxiiii. Ku Blantyre kuno nde ayi. Mudzachoka chothamanga

      1. Daniel Phiri says:

        But this article says the Mrs M. Chitao. this does not concern a City. Inu ngati mukudana ndi a City lembani article yanu and we’ll comment. Inunso ngati mukudana ndi Livingstonia Synod lembaninso nkhani yanu. A Livingstonia wo anangopatsidwa malo aulele? Liwuzenitu bwalo! Cholakwika ndi chani poti mipingo miyanda miyanda inagulitsidwa malo oti amengepo ma kachisi awo. Achina Calvary family, winner’s chapel etc onse anspeza malo mu lilongwe, town yathu ya fumbi. Vito lako tsono ndichani. Wakhuta mbewa eti!?

    2. Daniel Phiri says:

      Ma lawyer a pa nyasaland ndiamatama kwabasi. Zoona kuba ten million and risking your career for that!? anthu olira inu eti!?

  14. Mtumbuka kuda says:

    Kammayani and fellow lawyers, you need to know money isnt everything, lawyers aaaaaa why do you do this?

  15. kAMboKA says:

    There are many calibres of Kam’mayani are some are right now building up palaces from NDALAMA ZOBERRA MA CLIENT AWO. MLS, SOLICITOR GENERAL TOOTHLESS

  16. Edward says:

    Lawyer Kam’mayani, can you pay back the money? You should not even pay this money in installation as you lawyers usually do. Ten million is just too much of money to still from a mare person. This is as good as killing!

  17. Chindazi says:

    The sign post itself shows kuti it fake Company……..Malawi Law Society and Malawi Revenue Authority can you verify on this guy if he has a practicing certificate and is tax compliant….. which I doubt.

    I have checked on Malawi Law Society website…. the name of Chripine Kammayani does not appear anywhere as a licensed lawyer in the period of 1 February 2014 to 31 January 2015….

    I am sure that this was fake move to steal…. POLICE CAN YOU DO YOUR WORK SO THAT THE SIBANDES RECOVER THEIR MONEY…..

  18. But why behaving in this way? Shame.

  19. Chindazi says:

    In any deal…. never trust a lawyer to handle your cash deals….. He can only assist in processing documents and witness the signing that’s all….. But if you involve them in cash… muzalira…. They like eating clients money…. then kumabweza pan’gonopan’gono kumanama kuti the other party akupeleka in installments…

    Remember, the Institute of Insurance warned Malawians not to deal with lawyers for nay claims……..

    I once did a book keeping for one lawyer…. eeshhh it was shit…. I told him naleka for my professionalism…. these guys are crooks.

    If you don’t want your money,,, let it go thru the Lawyers account,,,,,

    I don’t know what Malawi Law Society is there for….. Bunch of thieves as well…..

  20. l charima says:

    10 MILLION KWACHA IS JUST 20,000USD

    1. Daniel Phiri says:

      @Charimw, So what’s your point? does that justify the theft? What’s your point really, by ststing the obvious?

  21. John Nyirenda says:

    Is there a law society in this country
    Does it have an ethics
    When will it act

  22. KING SOLO PALACESPR says:

    THE SIMPLEST COURSE AT CHANCO IS LAW-NO CALCULATIONS JUST MEMORISING

  23. Azathu akuvutika ndi madzi osefukila. Ena malawi emweyu mukubelana phava la ndalama chomwechi osa thandizako amzanu.

  24. nkunthamasese says:

    where ever he is hiding he just have to borrow money and pay back otherwise this will just bring him more suffering and shame

  25. brutsha says:

    Some of the conduct of the so called learned people makes one think the world can do without this profession. In the first place I hardly see any reason why lawyers are highly regarded in society.

  26. Kokotowa says:

    thieving lawyers!

  27. sheikh ku Mangochi says:

    Mwinanso munthuyo he ain’t a lawyer anangokunamizanu…nxt time b careful,izi zadibwa basi

  28. Iwe Mkanda you must be very foolish and stupid unadya nawo ndalamazo eti? Anzako akulira makobidi awo iwe kumalankhula zachamba zakozo bwanji. Ndiwe mbuzi ya munthu. Galu. Lawyer wakoyo akubisala apolisi akumsaka iwe iwe kumalankhula zachamba. Fisi iwe.

  29. Kanyimbi says:

    I do not envy lawyers. They are angels of darkness. Thieves. They call themselves learned but they have never invented anything on earth only to free sinners.

  30. Chimbirazowa says:

    Kam’mayani eesh, what a crook name, even his office was at his bedroom, can u imagine.

  31. tilipo says:

    The story is one of smearing the lawyer. nyasatimes you have not done a proper research of the story. Kammayani is at his house and not on the run. The client brought to the lawyer the seller of the house herself and the lawyer only processed the required documents. It turned out that the seller of the plot was a bogus one. period.

  32. Pata phiri says:

    To die till death

  33. Wodzichepetsa says:

    Zili bwino poti akudziwa kale ndime yomwe waphwanya

  34. wokhumudwa says:

    a replay of what lawyer wadi did a few years ago, do these lawyers go to the same school. Its unfortunate that the MLS is another bunch of similar crooks

  35. KING SOLOMONS PALACE says:

    LEARNED LAWYER?WHY DO LAWYERS WANT TO CALL EACH OTHER LEARNED? I ALWAYS WONDER,ARE OTHER PROFESSIONS NOT LEARNED? FACT IS MANY MALAWIAN LAWYERS HAVE PROVED TO BE GREEDY INDEED.SOME O THESE GUYZ ARE IN MUSIC INDUSTRY.THEY WANT TO REAP WITHOUGHT SOWING.TOO UNPROFFESIONAL.PLS FORFEIT CERTIFICATE

  36. tsokaliyenda says:

    The sibandes could have approached popular names of lawyers a bale.the cash is gone basi

  37. Kwangwagwa says:

    Sibande, I am sorry. Next time try to bring the plot seller and the guarantor together before you do any business. Do not trust any person, no matter what. Kam’mayani must be a thief, really. What else do you expect from such a name? Foolish fool!

  38. wobeba wanga says:

    anthu muli ndi money eti???????????? eish

  39. MBWIYACHE says:

    Thats the end of his career

  40. Atate Rashid says:

    Mavuto a ma lawyer apa Malawi. Wanting to reap where they never sowed. Ndalamazonsotu nkutheka mwina ndi za cash gate.

  41. Yankeez says:

    The Brutality of Rich pple, How can U deposit such a Huge amount of money in a process of buying a Plot? U even sidelined a City mayor or Pple from Lands Mw to assist U with original Deed of this particular Plot, kamoyo kakumpanda kosafuna kupatsa moni anzanu akuuzeni nzelu mchifukwa chake ana anu ambili are Bwandilo and Chezntember prosicuts, timafunsila zinazi akujelani imeneyo, Lawyer? ( Lonva) zimzkuchulukilani ndalama so Nyasayo ikatelo itenga nthawi kuti idzakulembelenso nkhani yakoyo, ukhaula kaa!

  42. sheriff allan says:

    Amangidwe basi with harsh sentence kuti chikale chitsanzo kwaena

  43. sunderstar says:

    Typical of Malawian Lawyers. The toothless Lawsociety will defend this theft, Malawians are being abused by these criminals yet Government is not doing something

  44. ujeni says:

    Too many crooked lawyers in Malawi. He is just one of the many wbo are like that. Swindling is part of their profession in Malawi. Kalekeni Kamphale is one of them.

  45. Mtchona wopanda mano says:

    Did the learned man learn these tricks from the legal books?

  46. Gs says:

    This guy is a proffessional swindler. He also swndled me b4. Relavant authorities must really do smthng wth hm this tym.

  47. Bullshit says:

    Dollar yavuta pa Malawi

  48. TAWONA BEWULA says:

    Ma Lawyer also assisted to steal the rightful winner in May 2014 elections. Mudzafa imfa yowawa. Inu a Pitara, Nyirenda , Msosa , Maxwell Mbendera. Mxiiiii

  49. atopitopi ali Konko says:

    Typical of our lawyers in Malawi. Many of them drive expensive cars ndalama zokuba. Siyekhayu alipo ambiri. Kamkwasi is one of them

  50. zphiri says:

    this lawyer is a thief.
    he also gave us a raw deal (issue on house sales), tricked an old man to sign documents and fraudulently got away with moneys. we only waited patiently that one day this swindler will see his 40th day – he deserves mob justice.
    law society – please advise how we can reports these criminals so that they must no longer practice law in Malawi

  51. La 40 lamukwanila says:

    Lawyer ameneyu ndi mbava yothelatu, ndiponso amathandizila mbava zizake kumabela anthu iyeyo ukmachitila umboni, muwafunse anthu a ku Chitedze Research Station anabeledwa mtedza lawayer wake ndikukhala ameneyu, mumangeni, lamulo liyende basi.

  52. mkanda says:

    I am not sure if this presents the whole picture of the story in question. The story alleges that Crispin could not pick his phone when contacted, was it close to publishing time that you could not try calling again? Those claiming to have been swindled found the plot on their own, found a seller and presented the seller to Crispin, they too knew better their seller than Crispin would know. Crispin is still at his place in Area 47. It is alleged that those claiming to have been swindled have a relative who is also a lawyer and there might be bad blood between him and Crispin

    1. Constable says:

      Kammayani confessed in messages kuti ndalama anadya ndipo abwenza. The sms are on file. Lelo he has sent his wife with 50,000 to bribe a fellow CID officer at Lilongwe Police station, she has sbeen arrested ndi mwana wa miyezi sikisi. He is not in area 47 at his house unless you bring him out. Akazache akuti iye ali ku munda kwa Wimbe. Ineyo ndinakumana naye last week za nkhaniyi anavomela ndiye mukati his side of the story nde itinso. Wakhala akudyela ambili ameneyu milandu Imatipeza koma kutha mozizila. Anadyelanso mlamu wanga 200pin chaka chatha koma kuhonga mabwana athu

    2. A mkanda ngati mwadya nao dollayo ingokhalani chete.

  53. Peter Benga says:

    Poverty at its peak.To him that was the only and best way of putting himself amongst the well to do people.To the other hand he is ashaming the legal practioners

  54. Agalu Pa Mpando[APM] says:

    Ma Lawyer koma atumbuka osati mbuzi zinazi.

  55. Kalikokha says:

    Is this for real? walodzedwa learned council or this is just a poser?

  56. Mzozodo says:

    Ask the late Harry Chiume, thats how he lost his licence to practice law in Malawi when he swindled Kinna Phiri!!!

  57. Mapiri says:

    He shud never practice again. Many lawyers in Malawi are thieves.

  58. Chimimba says:

    anyamata awa ndi akuba anapanganso hire galimoto ya wina ntawunimu akukanika kupereka k40 pin mpaka ankanenera ku police

  59. Pacharo says:

    Ma Lawyer apa Malawi.

  60. Abk says:

    Kudzutsa wanthu pa Malawi, tulo tachuluka!

  61. MBACHI says:

    Malawian layers. Katangale ali mgazi a amalawi.

  62. Kampupu Baloyi Jnr says:

    These Lawyers eishhh!! They suck!!!! Unfortunately they protect each other. MLS has proved useless to discipline members of its family. Apparentlyy in a law program there is a course named, “How to Swindle Clients”, bcoz they all behave the same. Zitsiru!!!!!!!!

  63. fkr says:

    They’re are very few honest people left on this country. Just saying

  64. jijo soko says:

    Ma student @ Ralph kasambara amenewo

  65. Gogo says:

    Anyamata apa town

  66. mbwaxe says:

    Maloya apa malawi ndinxhoncho!! Kuba ndi uhule

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