Malawi recalls diplomat Brigadier Chirwa from Kenya

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has recalled the country’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Brigadier Marcel Chirwa (retired) who was arrested during the DPP-era under late president Bingu wa Mutharika on trumped up charges of treason.

Brigadier Marcel Chirwa: Recalled

Brigadier Marcel Chirwa: Recalled

Chirwa was initially posted to the east African country by former president Joyce Banda as deputy high commissioner when Malawi mission in Nairobi was reopened on March 1, 2013.

Government has said the recall is a normal process.

“This is a fresh recall, so he is not into the country yet. Government regulations provide for at least three-month notice service before one reports back home to allow for proper winding up  of government and personal business in the country one has been serving,”  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesperson Quent Kalichero is quoted as saying.

Chirwa’s recall comes at a time when he is still mourning the death of his son, a journalist Denis Chirwa who was brutally murdered by unknown assailants in Nairobi recently.

He was arrested in 2008 by the Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration on suspicion that they wanted to overthrow the government.

Chirwa was  arrested alongside former UDF secretary general Kennedy Mwakwangwala, former Blantyre mayor John Chikakwiya, former inspector general of the Malawi Police Service Joseph Aironi, former Malawi Police commissioner Matthews Masoapyola, and former commander of the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) late Joseph Chimbayo.

They were subsequently charged with treason. Both Chimbayo and Aironi were removed in 2005 by late Mutharika for perceived loyalty to former president Bakili Muluzi.

In addition, other active-duty military generals Brig. Cosgrove Mituka and Brig. Juvenalis Mtende, Commander of the Zomba Air Wing – were also detained for questioning.

Muluzi was also charged with treason but the case turned up to be trumped up. Government compensated the arrested people for wrongful imprisonment and Muluzi is also pushing for his compensation.

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34 thoughts on “Malawi recalls diplomat Brigadier Chirwa from Kenya”

  1. Iwe Oluza ndiwe mbuzi, hope u wrote ur commeng under the influence of weed and sachets hangover. Chirwas are tonga, dont display ur stupidity here, ignoramus begot

  2. sidington mhone says:

    Ndale zokokana our country will never develop. Be mature good people. Love your country.

  3. mpimpa says:

    he went there because of politics and he is coming back because of the same politics«« pimpa

  4. Oluza ali m'boma says:

    Abwere basi ,ena apiteko , palibepo nkhani apa , kodi ikhale nkhani chifukwa ndi mbwenumbwenu,nanga ena anzigawo zinazi abwerawa bwanji inu atumbuka simumanena kathu.

  5. peter chimangeni says:

    Azibwela basi palibe chodabwitsa onse abwelawa iyeyo ndiye wopambana?

  6. Mavi patako says:

    A malawi kodi amene mukunyoza ndi kusangalala mawa zinthu zikamazasintanso musazanene kuti akukondela or against alomwe or south be aware ndi mawa ngati ndipathali posachedwapa malawi asintha mulungu atiyanka, remember ndi mawa.

  7. Chikopa says:

    Ya over 200 cars ibwera liti

  8. Patriot says:

    Nanga mabvuto tiri nawowa akhonza liti?

    1. Steve Kamkwalala says:

      Mavuto ake ngati chiyani. Just mention them. I will come back to you. Iam waiting

  9. Gift Kayipa. says:

    Abwere poti boma lalamula,koma sibwino kusitha maudindo anyhow.pali yositha maudindo vuto si APM koma system yathu

  10. Mercy Gogoda says:

    Watsala Capricorn (Reuben Ngwenya) amene anapangitsa kuti ma Brigadier ndi General anamangidwawo kuti akalowe ku Maula. Mbuya Chinauluka, chinatelemuka. Unaona ngati anjako ndi phenembe? Wa, walonganji mphale?

  11. Odala Tili Odala says:

    Because he is chirwa…

  12. MVANVARA says:

    Kubweza 0samatero Tonse Ndife Amalawi

  13. chefourpence says:

    sizikugwirizana za ntchito ndi za maliro. Anthu amve chisoni chifukwa ndi maliro a mtumbuka? Abwereko basi! Why asking for sympathy on silly issues? The appeal to sympathy is irrelevant here. Get out!

    1. vindere says:

      Paja Alomwenu always mumaganiza mopelewera. Alomwe nonse you have a brain of a chicken.That’s why zinthu sizikuyenda bwino olo pang;ono mziko muno chifukwa choti munayika proffessor wanu wopanda mutuyu pampando wawu President. Munya muwona ndipo chaka chamawachi muyambaso kudya ma roots. Agalu inu.

  14. Nyapapi says:

    These retired pipo akuphangira ntchito za achinyamata! Adzibwerako adzidzalera zidzukulu kumudzi kuno.

  15. Professor CJ says:

    Nawenso achinyamata ake ndani amene akumatumizidwa ku ma Embaasy. Anthu ake ndi ana ang’ono ngati Ntaba.

  16. Tengupenya says:

    Why is he being recalled? Regime change syndrome? Envoys who are not career diplomats are endangered species when there are changes of Administration in government.

  17. Vyachalo says:

    kubwezilako. Nthawi izafika nawonso azabwezila.

  18. Imwe bantu kodi simufedwa? Musiyeni mzanu alile mwana. Putting more salt on a painful wound. Mulungu kumwambatu akuyang’ana bwino-bwino zimene zikucitika kuli uyo bambo Chirwa.

  19. Just wait and protrude your eyes to see what will happen next

  20. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    To be replaced by a party members. We call it a government full of technocrats . There is a reason why main donors are calling for starting to prepare for the 2019 general elections within the seven months after general elections . They want to see free and fair general elections not the rigged election we all saw , otherwise the whole nation knows that DPP is ruling through a back door .
    Malawians know all those people with proper education who are outside the country , Peter never appeared in any page to be knowan as one of the Malawians with better education living in America , it was his late brother who arranged for all those fake education documents to come and bevused in Malawi.

    1. Oluza ali m'boma says:

      Iwe mtumbukawe ndiye simamuziwa professor yo .Mtumbuka wanjiru

  21. sam says:

    so many diplomats have been recalled. whats so special about him? he has served his three years. let others go also. asaaa! is it becoz he is from the north?

  22. me says:

    smells like a political play for what i dont know.
    if it is for good nice

  23. John Chindere says:

    APM ankalimbana ndikufuna kulanda boma pamene mkulu wake atamwalira ndiye angamve zoti munthu akanalira maliro a mwana wake. Maliro a ka mwana ndichiyaniso

  24. Amuna ngunda ngunda- aku malowa . says:

    Apume ine decree lngo vundira nthumba ndi piteko, azikasegula kumanda kumuzikwao kapena azikalowetsa Jando kuma ng”ondola kumeneko ku zimbabweko ,kwa ana aeni ake aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa .

  25. moniredada says:

    Why r u only recalling Brigadier Chirwa, is it because he is a Tumbuka? Recall Brigadier Mituka as well! Is it because he is from the South that u r not recalling him?

  26. Jimmy says:

    Its is also a matter personal security as his son was brutally murdered in that country as well.

  27. The brother says:

    A CHIRWA AKALAMBA komanso adalemera kale abwereko apite ena bax

  28. Reasonable Man says:

    munthu akadalira chitani chifundo anthuni. it’s not like you do anything worthwhile at these embassies anyway

  29. Gide says:

    Azibwerako basi achinyamata apiteko

    1. APM says:

      owky, achinyamata ake achina mwananvekha, ntaba, kikikikiki

    2. dambobanda says:

      wachinyamata wake Ntaba eya takuvani man. kkkkk

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