Malawi Muslims demand justice over Njauju’s murder

Malawi Muslims are demanding answers over the salvage killing of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju, saying the investigations should come to its logical conclusion.

Njaunju car in ashes

Njaunju car in ashes

Muslims at prayer for Njaunju's justice

Muslims at prayer for Njaunju’s justice

Issa Njauju: Murdered

Issa Njauju: Murdered

Njauju was brutally murdered and his body thrown aside presidential villas along presidential drive in the capital city’s Area 44 on July 2 2015.

His body was found with two gunshot wounds according to an autopsy report and his official car a Toyota Hilux D4D double cabin was burnt down to ashes at Mtsiriza near Area 49 in Lilongwe.

Some sections of the society are speculating that ACB boss was killed by a “state-sponsored” mafia-style attack.

During special prayers held Thursday evening at the City Centre Area 13 mosque in Lilongwe, Muslims called for for speedy investigations into Njaunju’s gruesome murder who was a devout Moslem and described as “a humble, quiet and a friendly man”.

Hanisi Tuwabi, described the late Njauju as a dedicated practising Muslim “who touched lives of many” during his regular attendance of the mosque.

“Njaunju was a disciplined and humble man. The huge gathering is a testament to his life. The majority of those who have come out to pray are those who work in City Centre and knew the late Njauju,” said Tuwabi.

“May Allah accept him in the top of paradise,” he said.

During the prayers, Muslim worshipers asked Allah for justice to prevail and those involved in his murder to be brought to justice.

Post-mortem results showed that Njauju was shot twice in the neck and chest before he was buried near Lilongwe River.

Njauju’s brutal murder has sent shockwaves among officers working in agencies investigating and prosecuting corruption in the country.

Envoys from the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, the European Union, Norway and Ireland last week visited ACB headquarters in Lilongwe in a show of solidarity with the graft-busting body.

The donors also called for speedy investigations and warned that intimidation and bribery should not been used to deter the bureau from pursuing those denying the country its much-needed resources through corruption.

“It is important that this particular investigation is concluded because this is a road to impunity,” said British High Commissioner to Malawi, Michael Nevin, speaking on behalf of diplomats.

“We call on government and all sections of Malawi society to help and protect those who are in the frontline of defending Malawi’s rule of law,” he said.

Police said investigations shows cashgate – probe into systematic plunder of public resources – could be the reason to Njaunju’s savage murder.

Director of training at Police headquarters, Richard Luhanga told a news conference in Lilongwe recently that the investigators are pursuing a number of conspiracies.

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i. isa
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we should not rest until this issue is sorted out by the security agents. we are however suspicious. we suspect government agents were involved in this brutal murder. for so long the educated people from mangochi have been targets of victimization by the mulakho high command in all offices of influence, be it in government or statutory bodies or even in the army and police.. the list of victims is long. educated men and women from mangochi have been purged from their positions through killings or explained dismissals under DDP regimes. it cannot be a coincidence . its happening and… Read more »
Honest
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Chete wamabig ndamene ndudabwa naye ine.

jazila chigwenembe-Balaka
Guest

which justice are we looking for?earthly or heavenly?my fellow muslims sit down.justice will come no mattwer what

Mwamuwunda
Guest

Number 7 akukhala ngati wamvapo kenakake. Pang’ono pang’ono ziwululika.

Ndoda yabwandila
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A chawa anthu amenewa apangileni mankwhala amwalire
onse omwe anapha Shehe yu.
Amen

Rat
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That’s the beginning of Islamic Jihad in Malawi

nunkhadala wakubongwe phalombe
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aslim ndinu nomwe mmati nzimayi.sangalamule lelo ndi izi OSATINYASAPO APA mukafuna mukatenge magulu anu ankhondo aja achina boko achose chirombochi panpando not dis muntha simunati

pat
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Tithandizeni madyomba, madyombaless ndi madyombalet kugwila anthuwa mmalo momangoyankhula ndi kuheda pansi!!

dadaboma
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Muslims through their UDF are supporting DPP, the party of death and darkness. These people are the same, and that’s why they team up through their parties. Now they have killed one of their very own, Njauju. Who are they calling upon to bring justice? The police, who are the underdogs of DPP? What do muslims think joining DPP means? Peace? Apatu mwaphana nokhanokha. Musatisokosere. Kafunsaneni nokhanokha pa chibale panu. Paja asilamu mulibe nzeru – zoona mungajoine DPP? Kuti chani? Ooh! paja asilamunso ndi akupha. Because muslims are also killers, they felt DPP was the right party to join through… Read more »
Hell on earth
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Moslems have to be inclusive. A lot of people have been murdered in our country and where were you. Please respect any Malawian without looking at religion. Njaiju was a great man. He deserved not to die. Malawi lost one of its own.

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