MCP rejects Malawi police report on ballot fire

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has rejected a police interim report on the cause of fire at Malawi Electoral Commission warehouse in 2014, saying there was political influence in the matter.

Kabwila:   MCP cannot accept that report

Kabwila: MCP cannot accept that report

MCP publicist Jessie Kabwila was on Sunday responding to Inspector General of Police Lexon Kachama who said a police interim report on the fire shows it was accidental not arson.

“This is sad, that fire cannot be an accident. Everyone knows what happened, everyone knows that the National Intelligence Bureau was involved,” said Kabwila.

She demanded another thorough investigation on the matter and come up with very independent results.

Kabwila said the MCP top brass would soon be meeting to make its stance clear on the investigation results that has taken the police one year to complete.

Kachama said it had taken that long because of the complexity of the matter and lack of capacity by the police to undertake such an exercise due to lack of forensic equipment.

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38 thoughts on “MCP rejects Malawi police report on ballot fire”

  1. nandini says:

    Jessie please,please please, sometimes use your thinking cap before you speak in public. You are embarrassing all of us in Academia.
    You had MCP functionaries holding a vigil at the MEC warehouse to ensure the safety of the ballot papers. How is it possible that somebody burnt the ballot papers while your people were there holding a vigil?
    Do you think your people were asleep or they colluded with whoever you ASSUME Burnt the warehouses?
    Free advice my sister, your party needs to settle down, conduct a review of what happened in 2014. This review should be based on real figures not imagined ones. Please get people who understand figures.
    You are wasting time on irrelevancies,your competitors do not leave anything to chance. They are good planners and executors. Muzaliranso 2019.

  2. kenkkk says:

    Beast msonda,the problem is that your dpp govt has evidence but is hiding it from mcp.

  3. choka phiri says:

    How can Malawi police be good investgators when They havet NO good grades. DDP enrolled young man from their region tog police force. How can a MSE filuren learn criminology when he can not even read and write english. The police in Malawi are slaves of government those Who do dirty job for The president angående government gurus. Why are they failling tog convict Nyaunji kille.

  4. DOBO says:

    The solution to normalise the moral bankrupt Malawi is civil war or revolution . War is very important in history.It create new ways of thinking and judging things. For example, WW 1 created new ways of thinking and judging .WW 2 normalise the world. Without those two wars, the world would have been too primitive.

  5. Afera says:

    How much did this police chief pocket from DPP to lie to the whole nation of Malalwi? God will destroy him for being an agent of untruthfulness.

  6. Kenkkk says:

    A complex matter, only to tell us that it was an accident. Heh heh ku Malawi! Dpp police in action. Always to back the party or govt that has appointed you, professionalism uko. Please learn from other police abroad and how they operate, they are never stooges of any govt or political party.

  7. Lhomwe 2 says:

    Zinatha izi pilizi zitinthandiza chani……

  8. Apao Kugola says:

    The danger that Malawi has gripped herself in as a nation is that both the courts and the police are too corrupt to follow justice to the letter. By saying that the police had no capacity to investiogate the fire with the needed tools like doing forensic investigation, Kachama has told those of us who have brains that his is bogus. Only a fool can accept it if you know what a police investigation report is supposed to be. Until we learn to be patriotic, Malawi will continue being a doomed nation.

    The Fearless samurai (Jwampiriu) – Mbali chiwela ambuje, kulyaga mbiya.

  9. savimbi stevovo says:

    Boza a Police.Ndani sakudziwa u crook wa NIB kuti it was a planned plot by DPP.Nkhani inali m’khoti and inu munaotchera dala kubisa kuonekera ng’amba.No secret under the sun.One day is one day,bcoz zidzaululika basi.You can delay the Justice ,but you can’t stop it.

  10. fisi says:

    Sorry sorry

  11. Beast Msonda says:

    The issue here is simple. If MCP has material evidence that the fire was not accidental, then they should gather that material evidence and go to court. We have courts in this country to bring justice. Whoever has investigation results different from these done by professional police, should go to court with that evidence. Why making noise when you know you don’t have different evidence.

  12. Bright Mkosi says:

    Kachama mmati anganene kuti a Dpp adashola nyumba mmmm amuchotsa ntchito a sowa pakudya

  13. levelheaded says:

    You had people representing MCP that were there guarding these ballot papers that night what do they say? Every police report has two opposite findings. Whether they suit your expectations or not,they will remain to be their findings.

    You will be surprised to find out that the outcome of the much talked about Njaunju to be that he was killed by a husband who discovered that njaunju had an affair with his wife as Njaunju being a human being was equally vulnerable to his wrong doings but the public won’t take that since Malawians always dwell on assumptions and not facts.

  14. Clementine says:

    That’s it whether reject the reports or not. So what can you do hence you’re toothless mcp?? It’s your habit of rejecting every results, go to hell.

  15. wachinyamata says:


  16. Guantanamo says:

    Apolisi analemba suicide letter ya mnyamata anamupha ku Poly. Nothing good can come out of police from politically influenced crime!

  17. Khwethemu says:

    Kachama chitsiru cha mchewa. Kuchititsa manyazi. U shud b sacked soon. U are a fake n a failure.

  18. Bonyongo says:

    It has come to my surprise that you kabwila an intellectual falling to understand the system of politics in Malawi.Again MCP you accepted the defeat what sort of senseless follow up of election activities credibility.just reorganise yourself for 2019

  19. pido says:

    Mayi uyu kabwira ndi nkhwangwa heavy

  20. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Our IG and his Police Service are stupid. full stop.

    Jessie Kabwila stop making noise out of petty issues. This is not worthy 2nd investigation.
    DPP had stolen presidential election and you accepted, what’s so special now.

    A wise person looks forward.

  21. Yaya kumudzi says:

    Why are you giving false report,???? are we your kids or what???? tinabadwa kalekale ife report lopusalo ife ayi . mbava inu etiiiiiiiii,kuzolowera kuba eti

  22. chikhadzula says:

    Mcp nde mwasowa zochitatu nanunso tsopano, paha mmalila zilizonse ngati wana..

  23. wnams says:

    MCP there is nothing sensible that can come out from police even if you protest the report. Govt is Govt and the truth is known by Nicholus Dausi. police officer are afraid of the writing the true report just to protect their job as well.
    Lets just Forge ahead on how to bar them from stealing the elections results. I hope you have read the report by Aubrey Ligomeka who is out of the country for being fearful of the govt since he 100% helped to disturb MEC system so that DPP and Peter Muntharika should be to change results professionally. Mind you the president has been warned already by a number of Men of God whom God has revealed that is not happy with the country leadership because Peter won by corrupt and crooked means. The president is having these warnings in his mind.
    Lets wait and see what God has prepared for the Nation. DPP and Peter Muntharika listen: Crooking people is the same as playing with God’s mind. Becareful in your deeds. We do not want to lose the president again because of curses.

  24. Mapwiya says:

    Sad development. Anyway that’s not surprising remember one senior police officer openly admitted that Malawi Police Service is poorly equipped and they don’t have technical know how in forensic investigations. That is why up to now Njaunju’s case is not solved. Do you remember how the police handled Njauju’s crime scene? That was incompetency and negligence of highest order by the so called reformed Police. Its unfortunate that our Police solves crime mainly through informants not through investigations. If you happen to lodge a complaint with Police they usually say we are “investigating” until either the issue dies naturally or you simply give up. Our Police is clueless.

    The torching of MEC warehouse was an act of criminality. Dausi boys were reponsible. Do you remember that even Mbendera was shocked to hear that N.I.B operatives were guarding MEC warehouse without his knowledge. Or was it part of intelligence gathering?

    “Pansi pano mutha kuchenjera nkumaoneka madolo”. But remember that one day you will be answerable to impartial almighty God.

  25. Tengupenya says:

    if a police organization choses to lie about its incapacity or incompetence, the public should be worried. capacity of organizations, any organization, is limited. when that point is reached the organization must seek help. the sanitization of the arson will not wash under any circumstance. what caused an “accidental” fire in a building that was not connected to power?

  26. Njolinjo says:

    Our police is behaving like a political party. Even a toddler can’t accept this report. We all know what happened. Silly police.

  27. 2016 commentator says:

    A MCP these are positive results. If you are not satsfied, then investigate all previous cases like the death of Kadama and company.

  28. Sapitwa says:

    The Police investigates cases and through its findings, they determine if there is a prima-facie case to prosecute. If not, then there is no need to bring the cases to court deemed to be unwinnable due to lack of evidence beyond reasonable doubt.
    Every body can know or believe that it is political or that NIB was involved what ever but is the evidence beyond reasonable doubt? The Police can not prosecute on the basis of hearsay upon hearsays. Therefore thus matter is closed as per Police report. Let’s move on.

  29. mbani says:

    look this is the beginning of 2019 issues watch out mcp same old story

  30. Optic Computer says:

    Do they have the capacity now, or settling on accident as the cause is just accidental? Makiyolo basi!

  31. SONG says:

    Police shielding government and Dausi shame!!!!!. These are temporary govt no need to shield as a result you just put reputation of Police at awkward position not good. Conducting professionalism and give Malawians confidence.

  32. Nyani wa M'Mwananyani says:

    MCP, The MALAWI COMPLAINING PARTY, need to do their homework before dismissing police work, prima facie, like this. According to them, everything is politically influenced, in Malawi. Is that really right? And if IP Kachama was from anywhere near APM’s cultural (read tribal) base, Ms. Kabwila-Kapasula would be attacking the IP himself. Because that is what Ms. KK does.
    There have been calls for a long time for MCP to replace Ms. KK with someone more substantial, and political experience. The lady has never seen a podium she doesn’t like: especially if that podium has a mike, and an opportunity to chastise the current DPP government. oChakwera is ignoring these calls at his party’s peril. 2019 is not very far off.

  33. zosavuta muuzeni kabwirayo abweretse report yake mwina iyeyo akwanisa

  34. Ujeni Phiri says:

    So Mr. Kachama, if you confess to have no capacity, you are indirectly agreeing that the report is not credible. Why not ask those with capacity’s to do it. If you have goofed on this one then you are likely to goof on all reports. Shame on you

  35. malawi says:

    MCP MCP nde chaniso apa. Mesa akupanga za campaign ya 2019 mmalp mopanga zachitukuko pano. Munya abaleanga a MCP, 2019 Central region tagwirizana kut mukapitiliza zomwe mukupangazo muilira 2019.

  36. KUKAYA WA KUKAYA says:


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