Malawi Police clears Speaker of wrong doing for hitting biker dead

Malawi Police has said their investigations have shown that Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, who was self-driving, was not in the wrong when he hit and killed a cyclist Raphael Chinowe. at Chisemphere in Kasungu last week.

Speaker Msowoya: Not in the wrong

Speaker Msowoya: Not in the wrong

Msowoya was self-driving an official vehicle towards Mzuzu when he hit fatally a biker and he reported the incident to Kasungu Police Station as required by law, police have confirmed.

.Central Region Police publicist Ramsy Mushani said there is nothing criminal in nature about the incident but an accident as Msowoya was driving towards the same direction with the cyclist when the cyclist suddenly changed direction to cross the road and met his fate.

“Mr Msowoya was already very close when the cyclist suddenly changed direction to cross the road and he ended up hitting him as there was nothing he could. The cyclist died on the spot due to head injuries,” said Mushani as quoted in Daily Times.

He said Msowoya committed no criminal offence as the police are treating the incident only as fatal accident. He, however, said investigations are still going on to establish further possible causes of the accident.

The accident happened around 11:30am at Nanana Village near Chisemphere Turnoff.

Chinowe came from Chinowe Village in Traditional Authority Kaluluma’s area in Kasungu.

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49 thoughts on “Malawi Police clears Speaker of wrong doing for hitting biker dead”

  1. SYMON CHIOCHA says:

    i was about to understand my fellow readers comments, there are really good,it is true that any one committing a crime of any kind is a suspect until the court proved him/her guilty. But kutukwana will benefit us nothing. A good comment becomes bad simply because of the language used.TOO BAD.

  2. CHIOCHA says:

    “ATUMBUKA KUPHA NDI KHALIDWE LANU” THAT IS NO SENCE! AMITUNDU INA NDI ANGATI APHANA MWADALA OSATI MWANGOZI? YOU ARE SAYING THIS BECAUSE ULIBE GALIMOTO NDINSO NDIWE MBULI. IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO COMMENT,DONT COMMENT ANYTHING

  3. kandukutu says:

    yes msowoya is has a case to answer until not proven guilty before the court.why the police are now doing the work of the judge?msowoya could ‘ve slowed down as soon as he saw biker ahead.in this case all bikers & pedestrians will be swept awa by cars.let the law take its course no scapegoat.you who always blame tumbuka ppo u r mentally ill.see mental doctors quickly before you start eating feaces.

  4. Andrew Mwale says:

    When did police go to the media and explain whether someone has a case to answer ot not? This is rhetoric do you want to start practising politics? Resign and start ptactising politics……kkkkkk

  5. tidy says:

    Kaya

  6. Gulugufe says:

    A Msowoya kukhwimira 2019 elections mwayamba lero, mpaka kupha munthu?

    Anyway choncho poti atumbuka kupha ndichikhalidwe chanu!

    1. Maina anatha?kuzibisa ukakhala wolakwika mmaganizo Atumbuka alakwanji?

  7. Brazuca. says:

    I am told the biker and the holy Msowoya were going towards the same direction. It is the duty of the driver to make sure that he controls his vehicle for any traffic ahead of him. For sure this reckless driver saw the biker afar. He could have controlled his speed. That is driving. I am driver instructor and that is what I teach my driver trainees.Surely this total careless driving in a protected areas, Kasungu Township. He has a case to answer.

    These days all road accidents are considered crimes and its the court judge who has power to determine the level of the crime. As such Msowoya is a criminal. Any criminal is a suspect until the court decides otherwise. When did our police start handling suspects themselves . Please take this arrogant speaker to court for him to clear himself.
    No body is above the Laws. Let the longest arm of laws reach where Msowoya is, useless speaker ever appointed in Malawi.Machende ako.

  8. Fulukwa says:

    minibus inaphulika yokha yokha tayala dzana ku Balaka ija, Driver akumusunga a police in custody, waiting to appear b4 court soon.tizitero??? tayala lophulika lokha usiku, driver kumangidwa, wina ogunda munthu masana…alibe mlandu.
    Muzayankha milandu yaikulu kumwamba

    1. Ngati mumangowerenga muzifunsanso kuti kodi zimakhala bwanji ngozi zofanana ziwiri wina kumangidwa wina kumusiya muzawona kuti a lamulo si amisala ayi chisanzo oyendetsa minibus pali ndiumboni womwe kuti oyendetsa anathamnga kwambiri mpaka amu minibusmo nkumadandaula moto wakewo tayala kuphulika. Kamba kothamanga sanathnso kuigwira busyo mpaka kutembenuka yapha anthua. Weluza ndiwe tsopano
      Ndiye tenga A speaker, akuyenda 80kph wanjinga uyo akuchoka uko from nowhere alimumusewo kalekale galoimoto ndi iyo ma break mmutu yamugunda a speaker ulendo ku kasungu police anapanga report,osatitu kuthawa monga akunena ena makamaka achipani chodana ndi anzawochi weruza ndiwe anthu awiriwa.

  9. chrispen Nkhata says:

    Cyclists in Malawi are reckless, if it is not cyclists then it is the goats I was in Malawi last week I nearly hit two or three people along the lake shores of Nkhata bay and Nkhota kota not to mention how many goats I missed with my SUV.

  10. Mulomwe weniweni says:

    His position has protected him if it was me i would have been in a cooler Malawi dziko lokondera xiiii

  11. dee kay says:

    paja cadet anatiuza kuti Msowoya anathawa atapanga ngozi? Cadet ndi mbola

  12. MAMA says:

    Woyenda pansewu tisamare milandu yokhuzana ndi zitsulo ndi yovuta kwambiri

  13. Paja mwapangana kuti muchotse moyo wa A Speaker A Nyumba yamalamulo chifukwa chotsata chilungamo Mumalawi muno zaululika kuyesa kubisala kungozi mpaka impeach impeach sipikala. Leave him alone izo alibe Mlandu anafufuza
    Tangopepesa kwaofedwawo

  14. Che Wanimiliyoni says:

    Ndi ngozi yomwe yalowa ndale..ee koma Malawi is indeed “a small country with big apetite for politics”. This is a trafic accident abale. In fact incidents like this shud jolt us into action on menance brought on our roads by cyclist. How many innocent people hav been involved in an accident and died just because they wanted to avoid hitting a reckless cyclist? Many of them. And why the police allow bicyles without rear view mirrors to ply our main roads baffles me.

  15. Felix Cosmas says:

    RIP late Chinowe

  16. Mr Speaker Sir,Nyungwe, says:

    Very proud of this development

  17. Odziwa zofufuzawo ndiye anena mbali Yao kuti bambo Msowoya omwe ndi phungu WA MCP oyimira Karonga nyungwe, omwenso ndi WA chiwiri kwa mtsogoleri WA MCP komanso ndi asipikala a nyumba ya malamulo sanalakwe. Ndiye inu mukamangoti kwiyo kwiyo, me me me apa inetu ndikudabwa nanu. Binguza sanakunamizireni kuti mumakonda kuliralira ngati nkhuku. Munakhala bwanji inu anthu openga? Bwana Msowoya akulizanibe ku parliament mpaka 2019 wooo. Mukhaula agalu okuba inu ndi pitala wanuyo.

  18. John says:

    A MALAWI NGATI PALIBE CHILUNGAMO WHERE IS CSOs. They should match. This is a clear crime. If law makers are abusing the same law they put in the land. What about us?

  19. ale mlomwe says:

    spikala ndiwolakwa ndinali pompo ine….mtumbuka wopusa uyu mzimu wa munthu ameneyu ukuzunzani man

  20. PATRICK MAKWACHA says:

    DZIKO LOKONDERA NDINAKAKHALA MPHAWI NGATI INE PANO NDILI PALIMANDE MAU AKE AMATI REKIRESI DRIVING MULUNGU TALANGANI ANTHU OLEMERAWA AKUTIZUNZA CHONDEX1000000

  21. farook says:

    just like that

  22. pat says:

    Dziko lokondela ili

  23. Mfumu Magombe says:

    I agree with Prof. Napwiri Phiri. The issue is at what speed was the speaker driving. It’s not fair to downplay the issue just because it involved a villager. The fact is a life has been lost.

  24. Charombanthu says:

    Cyclists around that area (between Kasungu and Nkhamenya) are fond of switching road sides when they see an on-coming vehicle or when a vehicle is coming from behind. I am not be surprised that this happened. If only these cyclists maintained their left hand side, these accidents would be avoided. There is need for civic education (Civics of “WOKWERA NJINGA YENDA KUMANZERE….”) to prevent loss of lives in this way. The Road Traffic Directorate should enforce this.

  25. Chandiwira says:

    Zimakomera audindo, kukhala osadziwika amati recless driving. I wish am a figure .

  26. phodos says:

    Police officer you could have finished Msowoya right there by murder case so that he should not be speaker any more. Why he is causing trouble to ruling party in parliament. he is not the first speaker from opposition. Remember late Munyenyembe(RIP) who collapsed in parliament for defending the then government. He was for UDF. He made sure that the government should not collapse. Yet Msowoya wants regime change. Again we had Chimunthu Banda in PP. He saved abiti Namaroko without any problem. yet Chimunthu was a harddie DPP MP.Now comes Msowoya as a speaker who is MCP MP. He is just working against the government. He want to be the first speaker from opposition who wants to bring down ruling party and the government. Why Msowoya. Please this case should be handled legally. Let him face the four walls of the prison. Our brothers are rotting in prisons because of such road accidents. Let natural justice prevail. No body is above the law.After all Msowoya is a person who wants justice all the times in parliament.His being member of judiiary or parliament should not affect justice taking place. Mtumbuka who has written this report wants to cover Msowoya but police should not cover him at all.Arrest him soon soon.

  27. wakwithu says:

    Pamene walakwa wamkulu pamakhala mayankho wotero,koma akanakhala kuti waphedwa ndiyeyo ngakhale wolakwa akanakhala iyeyo mulandu ukanakhalapobe ndipo bwezi Ali mndende tsopano. Koma dziko lapansi kukondera.

  28. Abambo says:

    How I wish nafenso amphawi investigations could go our way like this. Malawi Policee are never linient and objective to someone involved in a fatal accident. In fact all accidents that a pedestrian or cyclist loses life are concluded that the motorist was overspeeding.The driver spends a few days in custody and is later rushed to courts. I wish this could have been the same

  29. First offender says:

    The speaker of Malawi parliament was speeding,why did he failed to stop this is capable homicide he must be tried and put in jail. NGO’S this is a job for you. Do it for the poor cyclist. May his soul rest in peace

  30. omar khaliffa says:

    Shupit.tiyeni nazo Mulungu akaweruza tsiku lomaliza.Munthu akapha Mzake popanda chifukwa adzmvutika dziko lapansi mpaka kumwamba.asiyeni akhoza kuthawa kuno pansi koma sangathawe kumwamba.

  31. chipwete chalunda says:

    Nonsense the law is clear. Throw him in jail and let him prove his innocence in court. Mwadya chisikono cha Ku parliament agalu inu.

  32. mapapaya says:

    munthu kupha mnzake mumvekere palibe mulandu. Ngakhale za bail osamvekapo .Ndikanakhala ine ndiye tiye mu cell mpaka a court akupatse bail.U speaker ndi wabwino eti.

  33. jokujoku says:

    Its injustice for balaka to incarcerate the minibus driver as it wasnt his own making. It was mechanical fault as it was the tire which bursted. Hmmmmm why only the poor to suffer

  34. PetuloMathanyula meee! says:

    @ 1 Professor Dr. James Napwiri… u must be mad. Ngati muli ndi umboni that he indeed feasted, why did you not report to police that the speaker is feasting?? There is no such report at police so ngati uli umphawi and nepotism, go mop lake Malawi!!! Akabaza they are very careless people, that’s a fact. Aziphedwaditu if they continue with their carelessness including you, ufa basi!!

  35. Karonga Boys says:

    Speaker has bribed the police zachionekele

  36. wales banda says:

    Khoswe akakha pankhate sapheka

  37. Rear tire of a Balala minbus bursted,police charged its driver with reckless driving and hon Msowoya hit killed a man but the incident is only treated as fatal accident? My mother Malawi!

  38. U professor wachina pitala uwu pali nkhani za mtundu apa, Alhomwe koma, kusangalala ndi kudwa bwino kwa Pitala munasiya ndi kulima komwe, okadyera ku chipani.

  39. Yankho says:

    Zikomo a polisi kuti mwanena kuti Bwana anthuwo sanalakwe monga a kafukufuku wanu akunenera koma za chisoni kuti moyo wa munthu unapita. Mzimu wake uwuse mu mtendere.
    Bwana chonde muziyenda ndi Driver ndi ma Body Guards paja a DPP ndi a UDF sakufunirani za bwino

  40. DUMISANI CHIMPHANJE says:

    A JAMES PHIRI,CHINOWE WAFAYUnayenso ndi mtumbuka midzi ya kwa a Kaluluma ndi a atumbuka .choncho tisatchule mtundu wa munthu apa ngozi ndi ngozi. mwina tingoti a polisi alakwisa ponena kuti akufufuzabe pamene okha akuti a msowoya alibe mlandu

  41. Thats kak,why proceeding investigations while you claim that Msowoya is not guilty? Sometimes police can be dramatic.Someone lost life maybe at the same time someone lost her husband and father respectively.Just tell us that the car was speeding thats why he failed to stop.Poor people have no say,this crime will no longer be solved rather than ending like the way they are saying…Not guilty.

  42. Phwado says:

    Generally cyclists are a pain in the ass.They treasure more their piped things than their lives.Just because they decorate their pipes with number plates and lots of useless gadgets they match with engine powered machines.They don’t even know highway code koma kukula mitima.Anyway RIP Chinowe.

  43. kate says:

    SHAME ON NO 1.

  44. Chekambewa says:

    Thats nosense , you are telling us that you have made the investigations and you have found him not on the wrong why are you saying that you are still investigation? whaat if you find that he is on the wrong are you going to make reversals? what about Balaka issue? why have you locked up the mini bus driver? akupasani chi ban eti?

  45. Blessed Banda says:

    Very common of cyclists between Suza Primary School and Nkhamenya. They don’t check first if the road is clear of oncoming trafic before they change direction or enter onto the road. I was involved in a similar accident at Chatoloma Trading Centre. Fortunately, I was driving at less than 50 km/h as I had already slowed down while approaching the trading centre and the cyclist only sustained minor injuries. I took him to Nkhamenya hospital where he was treated as an outpatient and picked him back to his home at the trading centre.

  46. Stanley says:

    Anapha Mfumu?

  47. Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri says:

    This is amateurish police investigation. You conclude that it is just a fatal accident and Msowoya was not wrong at the same you say are doing further investigations for possible causes. Bull shit!!!

    The truth is that Mr. Richard Msowoya was wrong in cruising at a supersonic speed. Do not be lenient with him because he is a speaker and a Tumbuka and Mushani is also a Tumbuka and a Chewa by the name of Raphael Chinowe has lost his life. Shame upon you!!

    Every driver knows that there are so many bikers at that place and they drive cautiously. we also understand that he feasted soon after the accident. Kukhwimira uspeaker!! Uwenso uzafanso basi,

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