Malawi Police to prosecute MP Kamlepo over ‘faked abduction’: Family says ‘cheap propaganda’

Malawi Police has threatened to take to court outspoken Rumphi East Member of Parliament (MP) Kamlepo Kalua  and prosecute him on what the law enforcers claim he  faked  his kidnap.

Kamlepo accused by police of staging abduction

His family reported the legislator  was missing after  he has been at loggerheads with public tax collector Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) and Malawi Police Service (MPS) . The two State agencies raided his houses in Blantyre and seized three vehicles for allegedly evading tax.

High Court Judge Rowland Mbvundula gave Kalua a temporal relief from an imminent arrest in connection to the alleged tax evasion issue and further ordered the MRA and the police to release  Kalua’s two vehicles- a Mercedes Benz and a grounded Jeep Grand Cherokee—and a Toyota V8 belonging to his son Penjani on allegations they were smuggled.

When Parliament opened for budget session last Friday, Kalua was still “missing”.

But on Sunday morning Kalua had been “found”  in Blantyre and claimed he had been dumped by what he suspected were regime abductors .

He was found tied with blue ropes on both his hands and legs but clean shaved and smartly dressed.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said  the vocal parliamentarian “faked the kidnap”.

Said Kadadzera: “Someone who is abducted for one week cannot dress as smart as he was at the time he was found. He could have time to shave his beads and put on clean clothes and shoes.”

Police spokesman also trashed Kalua’s claimed that he was tortured, saying the legislator “has no marks to substantiate to torture.”

He said Police are investigating the matter .

But  Kalua’s family spokesman John Mapunda said Police is peddling cheap propaganda from the ruling  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), saying fearless politician cannot fake an abduction.

“What should he stage abduction for.  Malawians should disregard cheap political propaganda,” Mapunda said.

He said the abductors staged his release to that he would look like he faked his kidnap, hence damage his credibility.

“Kamlepo cannot stoop so low to fake his abduction,” said Mapunda.

Kalua was taken to hospital for medical check-up as he was in psychological shock and  had lost memory.

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Em Cee
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Ujeni Phiri has impressed me. Our own Police cannot be trusted. For this issue, they don’t have time to investigate, ,,,,,,,,,I don’t know why. This is questionable in my opinion coupled with lack of knowledge as to what torture mean. Why is police so fast to conclude that this is a faked abduction? – They say he looks smart – Was able to shave his beards – Was able to polish his shoes Why is the Police so sure that these were done by himself? And that nobody else was involved? – Maybe the Police was just right there Shame… Read more »
nyamwera
Guest

mwana chweeeeeee mwana chweeeeeeeeee kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. mukufuna kamplepo wagreen ,blue, white or red

ronald mhango
Guest

Kkkkk dada kamulepo yayi apa mwatikhwezga soni tabina mpoto,imwe mukaya kuchipinda kwinu week yonse palije vya abduction apa

Almon
Guest

Mwanalumenimwanalume lets wait

nyiprosco
Guest

if kamlepo really faked this then he takes us for granted and thinks we are his playing ground. we are people who think and look forward to seeing our country being a developed one its time to let go of politics and start concentrating on things of national interest, but if someone had really abducted him then that is very unfair and that show that security in our country is not tight, if this is the case then we surely need to tighten our security

Chilungamo Chimawawa
Guest

Please take Kamplepo to hospitals outside Malawi for proper examination into his blood condition. Am afraid they may have injected him with poison so he dies slowly!!!!!!

mtete
Guest
We have fallen for it. This is exactly what the abductors wanted: discrediting Kaluwa. This matter is not as simple as we think. Remember he says he was checking progress on a house he is constricting in Chileka when the abductors pounced on him. That alibi is silly, as we later learned, because workers or mlonda would have witnessed the fracas. The police say the workers saw nothing. So, why would Kamulepo lie about it when he knew this would be easily investigated? I hope the police will thoroughly investigate the matter although I have no hope especially when I… Read more »
ovahambwiyanga
Guest

Kamulepo my fellow Tumbuka lets accept kuti la 40 lakwana and jail cell is waiting. Kindly get ready to share some jokes with Raphael Kasambara. Ng’oma yolira kwambiri siichedwa kusweka baba…. Atumbuka tonse manyanzi atigwira ndife zindere zakufikapo basi because of you poor Kamlepo… Tchweee mwana Tchweeee

Gerald mapanga Phiri
Guest

It’s strange how police come to conclusion so quick without investigation farther? May they know what is going on. Its like a cover up operandi. It looks like they had plan already what to finish a kill

be humane
Guest

Yes, the police could do better than that or else Nysatimes has not correctly reported the police response. Why concluding before thorough investigations? This raises more questions then. Was Kamlepo invited to Police? was he taken for psychatric assessment? was he taken for medical examination to arrive at that conclusion? The Police I mean the police Mr. Kadadzera please don’t take Malawi for a ride

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