Malawi Police shake up Chilobwe station: IG cautions ‘bad apples’

Following an armed robbery incident involving a Malawi Police Officer of Chilobwe Police Station in Blantyre, the country’s security agency has promptly transferred all police officers at the station.

Kanyama:  Stern warning

Kanyama: Stern warning

The Station is currently being manned by Malawi Army Officers, who were deployed there Monday morning after reports that some angry Chilobwe residents wanted torch the Station following the robbery incident.

Some officers have transferred to Chileka and Chikuli Police Units.

The shake up also follows Inspector General Paul Kanyama’s warning that ‘bad apples’ will no longer be entertained in the police service.

“The Police Unit will have new officers including the Officer-In-Charge to win back the confidence of the residents,” said one of the senior police officers, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The law enforces arrested two suspected armed robbers including a police officer identified as Kondwani for allegedly attempting to rob a businessman in Limbe.

The incident  received wide condemnation with some quarters urging the IG to deal with the ‘bad apples’ in the service once and for all.

Kanyama also condemned the involvement of the police officers in criminal and corrupt practices noting that such acts brings the image of the service in disrepute.

He warned his charges that nobody is above the law and anyone found on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

“Our mandate is to enforce the law and not to break it, not to terrorise the very people we are supposed to serve and protect,” said Kanyama.

Meanwhile, the security agency has hailed Kanjeza township residents for assisting the law enforcers in apprehending Guta and his accomplices.

Guta, according to Rhoda Manjolo, national police spokesperson, collected a gun at the Police Unit on Saturday as if he was working outside the station.

He later together with other suspects, who are still at large, went to Yasin Yusuf’s shop in Limbe where they accused him of keeping drugs which after searching were not found.

One of the suspects, who is a woman, is said to have clad in a Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) uniform belonging to Guta’s wife, who once worked for the tax collecting body.

Guta and his accomplices are said to have later taken Yusuf to his house in Kanjeza where the armed police cornered the suspects after Yusuf alerted the law enforcers by pressing an alarm.

Cases of armed robberies have drastically increased of late and just recently in Mzuzu police officers had their guns snatched from them and the guns used to beat the officers to the point of them being admitted to the hospital.

This incident happened a few days after the IG had warned robbers that the police would be after them.

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63 thoughts on “Malawi Police shake up Chilobwe station: IG cautions ‘bad apples’”

  1. Lakeside says:

    Ine ndiye ndimachoka kuchinkhoswe ndinapeza road block mmalo mopanga zantchito anafunsa kuti mulu ndi mmodzi green,ine ndinangoti eko anveke aya tikunkhe kukhosi.Zantchito mulibe amenewa amangofuna ndalama pa mseu.

  2. popapo says:

    Mr IG I was in Karonga last week and in the evening I decided to go and eat at a restaurant called Maharaj . While I was waiting to get my food, three officers in full police uniform came in totally drunk. One officer started vomiting in the presence of patrons. His colleagues removed his uniform and gave him a red Tshirt which was for a civilian friend (Rasta). The police hat was all dirt as it was being tossed from one end to the floor. You may cross check my story with the waiters , as it was such a shock that police officers can behave in such a manner that is why they engage in robbery. They left the place in a tinted corolla surely going for a bad venture.

  3. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    Muonenso magalimoto omwe amayenda msewu wa Midima makamaka ma minibus. Ambiri amakhala opanda misonkho koma chifukwa amadziwana ndi a Police a pa Bangwe. Tngoganizani minibus kudutsa pa Bangwe ndi kukagwidwa pena pomwe pali a Police. Pali zabwino apa? Magalimoto ambiri amangodutsa osaonedwa koma kumangochedwetsa anthu oti akuthamangira ma emergency. Pa Bangwe Police alinso pa mtambasale. Muunike bwino.

  4. alukosyo says:

    Rotten police nanu tidzikuotchani

  5. Albert Mtegha says:

    The IG should also look at corrupt Traffic officers , Blantyre Police . most corrupted. Dunduzu road Broke , my God.Up to now Sitting capacity for for Mini bus from Mzuzu Depot to Karonga is four Passengers, why . They just corrupt a police officer at Dunduzu Road broke.

  6. NYAPAPI says:

    the criminals chose Guta because they Knew his criminal record. The operation was being done in Limbe and why didnt he inform Limbe police. he should face the music.He snatched somebodys wife inticing her with blood money gotten from his criminal activities. We need new officer to stop the noisy touting. Even Ntonga should stop subleasing his plot for the sharks taking shape at Chilobwe Centre where satchets are being sold. All police officers residing in chilobwe should be moved away.

  7. J Mandala says:

    Mrs F. MAKILENI NDI WAKUBA KWAMBIRI PA KILOJNGWE POLICE. HOW SHE GOT SELECTED FOR PEACE KEEPING AFTER FAILING INTERVIEWS WE DONT KNOW. AKABA NDI MBAMVA AMAPATSAKO MA BWANA

  8. Abk says:

    Ananyanya apolisi a pa Chilobwe, ngakhale chakudya cha munthu wosekeredwa, chomwe abale ake ambweretsela, ngati ndiwo ziri zankhuli amadyamo nkungosiyamo nsudzi okha. Mchiyankhulo chawo amati kusodola! IG ayang’anenso apolisi a pa boma pa Nsanje. Apolisi a pa msewu nawonso ndi okuba zedi!

  9. Gogo says:

    A lG ,muchepese kuzola calorite.kumaso ngati kwa khanda.

  10. Chekumusi says:

    Even in Euthini there plenty guns of which owners dont know how to use them.Some brought them in beerholes chasing pple like dogs at the presence of police officers,

  11. Prophet says:

    Okuba mu servicemu ndi ambili Southern region police hqtrs mabwana ake ndiakuba.Adya ndalama za Mota(Bengazi) kumagula nyumba mu Chilobwe mukunenedwamu ndalama yomwe wogwila ntchito ndi Constable.A Commissioner ali pompo akuonelera mnyamata wawo akutakata,kumadya nawo.

    Constable atani ngati bwana Jere ndi mabwana anzake okubawo akutumiza ganyu anthu 20 pamtengo wa 80pin per waganyu?

    Bwana wina 3 months kukakamila ku Bengazi konko kuchita kumuingako atasiya station iyeyo okhala OC ndiye mmati majunior pa station awapange supervise ndani,kaya motocar amafunayo amupasa?OC,SO SCIO onse ku Bengazi.

    Mabwanawanso ndiakuba mowopsyeza ndi mau plus udindo,musamamale muyaluka ndithu,zizikomela abwana kubela majunior,junior akasusa ndiye Robbery,

  12. innocent says:

    well done Mr IG.

  13. Limbani hammy mtanga says:

    A malawi chitetezo chiyambe ndi ife eni a POLICE amangothandizira.

  14. CONSTABLE says:

    Ine ngati IG wasopano ndapanga kafukufuku ndipo ndapeza kuti:

    (1)Apolisi kuchoka pa Constable kufika pa A/Supt salandila ndalama yokwanila poyelekeza ndi ntchito yomwe amagwira.

    (2)Ntchito yapolisi panopa ilibe morale wapolisi amatha kugwila ntchito zaka zoposela khumi(10) opanda kukwezedwa rank.

    (3)Mabwana apolisi Supt kupita mmwamba ndiankhanza,dyera,kuopsyeza tsankho komanso amantha zedi(kupalira).

    (4)Boma limagwilitsa apolisi ntchito ngati makasu,koma siliyamika,ngakhalenso anthu amumadera mwina anabadwa ndi mtima odana ndi polisi komanso kulekelera chitetezo chao kuti apolisi alipo.Sitiyamikila apolisi athu koma kuwatukwana tikakumana nawo “muli bwanji bwana?,Yes Big”

    (5)Apolisi ambili amakhala kunja nyumba za lenti(amalipila okha)komwe nkosavuta kupanga zinthu zosiyana ndi malamulo antchito yawo.

    Choncho ine IG watsopano yemwe ndidakhalapo Constable(junior officer)ndithesa mavuto onsewa kuti a polisi athu akhale anthu okonda,onyadila,olimbika ndi ozidalira.Zikomo.

  15. TACHI says:

    Hmmm problem is goverment I’m one of the kid who has born n’ gown up in police camps those days under late IG Kamwana. Sitimakhazikika pa malo monga mmene zikukhalira masiku ano akumakhalitsa muthu kuyamba ntchito kukwatira kubeleka ana anawo nkubelekanso ana amzawo ali pamalo pomwepo,nyumba yomweyo zopsyatu. Pamene ife nthawi imeneyo timatha kuphunzila first term ku Zomba sencond term ku L’s third term ku Bt’s haaaa zibwana Kunalibe. Ma transfer akufunika dziko lonse aliyense asunthe apa. Nde ntchito ya misonkho yathu igwile ntchito yake basi.

  16. Nachanje says:

    shoot to kill basi

  17. mlomwe original says:

    Pa Chilobwe Police umati ukapita ndi dandaulo loti waberedwa ,amati bwanji sunamubwerese wakubayo. Statement samakulembanso,ma details akonso samafunsa.A OC ndiye timmwera tonse ma rider

  18. Gucha says:

    Yatsala South Lunzu Machinjiri Police pali mbava za apolisi zamgona gona – onse asamutsidwenso chonde A Kanyama tithandizeni kuno ku Machinjiri

  19. vuto si mapolice officers vuto ndikuvuta kwa khobidi pa malawi,zinthu sizili makola these guys uses wtever weapon to get money

  20. KHONDONDIANANSI says:

    There is a bigger problem in Chilobwe and most of the officer are corrupt and they connive with criminals.GUTA was the most cruel and corrupt officer. if he went to work in Limbe why not collect Limbe officers. He is a robber and hires out guns to criminals.They chose him because they knew he has been in their ring.

  21. Bosco phiri says:

    A police enawa ayamba kuba sanabwere kuzagwira ntchito koma kuzatibera. Ofunika akulu akulu muunikepo ndithu, ngakhalenso ku misewuku akuba alikonso. Chiwerengero cha oima pamseu (traffic police) chachuluka ena azigwirako ntchito zina makamaka ku limbe ndiye ee. Mamawa tikumachedwa kuntchito, malo mopanga control akulawira kumaimitsa magalimoto. Chonde kulikuluko tithandizeni.

  22. Khongoni Boy says:

    Nayeso I G Amaba Nawo Astipusitse Ai

  23. BalakaGuy says:

    Mwaifunano MDF mbuzi za wanthu

  24. Madebwane says:

    And a Malawi b vry carefull with the police maning check point, they steal small items u hav in ur boot, bags, those using public transport watch out some of them are good thieves

  25. J kawale says:

    Pa lilongwe mtsogoleri wawo ndi mkulu wa CiD ndi ka mayi aka akuti Fainess. Mbamva zedi.

  26. Feston Kuchaga says:

    Keep it up IG

  27. nabanda says:

    I.G gives these robbers tough measures by paralysing their hands so that others should be cautious

  28. Moya says:

    We need a government that is decisive and act swiftly on matters of concern just like the IG has done. Please the economy of a matter of concern we need decisions and action Now Now Now.

  29. Moya says:

    That’s being pro active IG keep it up.

  30. Cashgate 1 says:

    Infact if you go ku LL, especially Area 3 Station, it seems apolisi amadziwana bwinobwino ndi akuba and akumagawana katundu akabedwa. So thiefs have supervisors who are policemen. They are only caught if they have not shared with them. Shame Malawi Police.

  31. Mr IG ,what are you going to do with your deputy who is the worst apple?

  32. charles says:

    Its gud 2 have the MDF Officers to protect us rather than these mafias called P>O>L>I>C>E

  33. believer P says:

    Life imprisonment

  34. KONDWANI NYASULU says:

    Bravo bwana kanyama please do the same with soche police please please. Komanso chonde ma tranfer wo azipita kutali ngati ku chitipa kumapili kuja kapena mkatikati ku nsanje uku akaiziwe bangwe. Komanso chonde bwana a traffic ena akhalitsa ku BT ndi Limbe and Soche please move them to very remote areas akadyeko mafupa uko mbava zimenezi.

    Lastly funso kwa inu bwana wapolice amakhala handisamala oyera ngati inu bwana. wa polie amayenera kukhala okuda komanso onyasa ameneyo ndiye wapolice ki ki ki ki ki

  35. Bololo Wachitumbuka says:

    Go to kanengo police, the police officer there they are taking a gan to steal, i dnt see anew story here

  36. chax says:

    zikakuvutani a MDF amakuthandizani ngati kuchilobwe koma mumafuna muziwapanganso chipongwe anthu osayamika inu. Tsiku lina muzasiye tizakwapule amenewa chifukwa ife timaopa army osati anthu akuba ngati inu a police. Za ku Mzuzu mwina a MDF amabwezera no doubt about that

  37. SOLDIER says:

    HAVE YOU CREATED ANOTHER BARACKS IN CHILOBWE ? KENAKANO TIMVA KUTI BWALO LA CHILEKA AKUYAN”GANILA ASILIKALI .

  38. Vinjeru says:

    Aaaah! Ife akuchileka ndiye kumatibweretsera mbava? Ife tithana nawo mmatsenga. Sazatiwona tulo amenewa ndimabanja awo.

  39. ujeni says:

    Some Malawi soldiers are also involved kwambili in robberies in Malawi. Dig deeper it can reveal that. This is another GATE. Police and Army are unprofessional and majority of them ndi mabulutu. Let them appoint an independent foreign detective, the results will embarassing.

  40. kalapashi says:

    kwasala ku Lilongwe. A police ochotsedwa ntchito ndi amene akuvuta. Akumaopyeza ndi kulanda katundu mzina la police chonsecho upolice wawo atawachotsa kalekale koma akumakhalabe mtauni

  41. Loadmaster jimmy says:

    BRAVO!!!!!!! IG KANYAMA we know that u r a true soldier wolimba mtima, woyenda ndi nthawi achinyamata sangakupusitseni, wokonda ma fizo wodziwa ntchito keep it up.

  42. Onasiwelo says:

    The stupidity with our police is that they do not fire or displine their idiots police officers all they know is stupid fake transfers. The best was to burn them alive all of them. The police officers this is not the first time they have been caught up ion such type of these criminals in fact they are part of all robbers in this country.

  43. PEFECO says:

    Onsewo aphedwe, komanso boma lisamangopanga recruite anyhow that is why more thieves in police service bcoz of corruption when recruiting,find out more tribalism and political motions.

    1. Chief Kapeni Blantyre says:

      In South Africa the recruitment board go right in villages and the locations. They interview them in the presence of everybody including chiefs and the family from which he or she is coming from. The screening process stars by involving the community. Try this go to the people who know them.

  44. ZOONA says:

    Yasin deals in forex and drugs. if you want to search go to his father house where Pep shop is.

  45. J kawale says:

    Pa lilongwe police station a CID ndi mbamva zokhazokha kuyambira S CIO, kamkazi ka inspector mudakapatsa nyumba ku area 3 ko pano mukuti kapita ku peace keeping mission koma chonsecho kadalakwa ma interview. Mkambava zedi

  46. Nyamayaphwitsa Chimbwete says:

    Bwana IG why not solve the problem instead of transferring it to other stations? The Police service is rotten beyond repair. What needs to be done is fire all officers implicated in such cases without further delay.

  47. Truth says:

    just hints one CID woman at Chilobwe is married to an ex armed robber who is now also working for the police and another one stays in Chilobwe and works in Limbe but he has a super life style with minibuses and personal cars.

    1. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba says:

      Just mention the god damn names. Why all this secrecy A Malawi????

  48. kyroc says:

    T`s a shame indeed. that is why when a thief is caught, people just use jungle justice because we know that these thugs are the very police officers or if not the robbers are the accomplice of the police officers.there is no confidence at all. the so called Guta and his friends must be severely penalised. n`chifukwa chake a MDF akamakumenyani ife mtima wathu mbee popeza timadziwa ambirinu ndinu mbava zotheratu. I am really disapointed.

  49. ndadabwa says:

    aaaa!!!!!!! they have been transfered to chileka. be careful chileka residents. these robbers will terorise your area. all police men are robbers

  50. ezekiwe ukwa says:

    Most of armed robbers cases are masterminded by few unprofessional police officers. IG plz deal them once for all. Shielding them would spoil IG reputation.

  51. shop says:

    This is not news to me. Incidents such as this one happens in Limbe most of the time.

  52. YANKHO MAJIGA says:

    yes thats the IG we need. Swift to act!!!!

  53. Why Malawi? Where are we going as a coumtry?

  54. Many police men are thieves!I once witnessed then rebing cash and 4nes when a certain tanzanian bus had an accident.

  55. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Transerring someone doewls not change their behaviour you dunderheads! You remember the police officer who kept on being transfered for beating up his wife instead of being put on description line or even diamissed…the guy ended up injuring her so badly she ended up blind…??? Same procedure expecting diff results

  56. John Mandala says:

    Paul kanyama I salute you. Just kill these thungs everytime your boys apprehend them. Koma lilongwe police station a CID ndi mbamva zedi. Transfer them now

  57. kk says:

    IG wa police amafunika wakuda koma mmene akuonekela akuluwa atisunga amenewa. Kukhala ku MAFCO akhoba onse oyela ngati iyeyu timawaviika mmatope kuti azifana ndi anzawo kikikiki

  58. Kadakwiza says:

    People in uniform need pay increase Mr IG

  59. Ambuje ku lilongwe says:

    A kanyama zikuwoneka kuti mutithandiza kwambiri mwayamba bwino.
    Onse akuba ndimfuti akagwidwa osawapasa bail ai.

  60. fathi slshehaab says:

    Bravo my IG kanyama action speaks louder than words alone..
    what you could also do audir the men at the roadblks and tfc wardens they perform far anove laws and road trc rules…

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