Malawi police seniors suspend Karonga sergeant for confiscating their maize

Sergeant Christopher Paloti, formerly of Karonga district police station, has been suspended for sticking to a presidential order that made him impound truckloads of maize – in transit for smuggling to Tanzania – belonging to his seniors, Nyasa Times has learnt.

Suwedi: One of her trucks was involved

Paloti, who has since been transferred to Likoma Island, confided to us that the officer behind the move is Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kawale, a staff officer to the Inspector General Lexen Kachama.

“I immediately received a mobile phone call from ACP Kawale ordering me to stop wearing uniform and going to the office for impounding their trucks of maize,” Paloti told Nyasa Times.

Among the trucks impounded at Mwenilondo Roadblock on last March 20 include Scanias registration numbers KU4948, KK5866, TO8057 and NA4948 and they belong to Commissioner Suwedi, Sub Inspector Davie Mwakikunga and ACP Kawale.

“I tried to plead with ACP Kawale that I was simply following the Presidential Order and that their trucks were at [the Karonga] police station but it yielded nothing,” said Paloti.

He said after a brief moment he was told that he would be moving to Likoma Island.

While failing to weigh in whether or not some of the trucks of maize belonged to senior members of the Malawi Police Service (MPS), Karonga police publicist Enoch Livason described Paloti’s transfer as normal.

“The transfer of Sergeant Paloti is normal, [and] not because of the maize issue,” said Livason.


Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

newest oldest most voted
Notify of

APM ntchitotu iyo. Mukuwetatu dala njoka kenako njokazo zidzalumainu nomwe


Malawi walero

Muwenge na nkhalo

Nanuso masiniors zikuvutani posachedwapa. Ukakhala sinior ndiye akuti udziba? Apolice awa alephera ntchito yawo yothetsa umbava chifukwa mbava ndiwo. You miss calculated guys. You thought being sinior officers your trucks would not be impounded? Zikuwoneka kuti anayamba ndikale khalidwe limeneli. Mwawnekela ng’amba. Fire these sinior officers.


This is straight suspension for Suwedi. She must not survive it. She has shown that she is hiding something.
She is corrupt.


No, State House needs to intervene on this transfer. The boy was doing what the President ordered. Unless HE was just covering face. I expect intervention


A polisi bwanji mukuvutisa ma junior anu ? Nanunso zidzakupezani kaya mudzapita kuti. Maboma amasintha mwina nkudzakhala bambo wa amene mwamzunza uyu ndiye nanunso mudzadziona. Take care

f mtonga

kkkkkkkkkk the poor soul has been Transferd to Likoma island to errect a road block, with his knowledge & expertise he is expected to impound all trucks smuggling maize to TZ or MOZ regardless who they belong to.I assume he has been assured that if he impounds even a nissan 1/2 tonner he will be promoted kkkkkk this wil teach him a good lesson and have good Manners he will learn to respect seniors


Malawi ikupita kuti?

Keen Observer

Shame on our useless police services. Now look an innocent officer should suffer yet the criminal officers are the ones in in charge.


Ooooh transfer ya Paloti ndi ya normal? Yanunso ikubwera very soon and we will repeat this statement mwanena leroli.

More From Nyasatimes