MP Kaliati ‘under-age sex’ charges withdrawn – Malawi Police

Malawi police have vindicated United Democratic Front (UDF) Parliamentarian for Machinga Central constituency, Shaibu Kaliati, who was alleged to have had sex with a girl believed to be underage at Annies Lodge in Lilongwe earlier this month.

Jones Shaibu Kaliati: Cleared, no caset to answer

Jones Shaibu Kaliati: Cleared, no caset to answer

Kaliati has been under heavy attack from fellow members of Parliament, women and human rights activists, but police on Friday cleared him as there is no incriminating evidence to open up a case against him.

National police Press and Public Relations Officer, Nicholas Gondwa said on Friday, Kaliati won’t be charged of any offence.

“There is no evidence to prove that the incident really happened. Therefore we can’t open up case against him,” said Gondwa.

Aside the lack of evidence, a medical report indicates that Kaliati did not have sexual intercourse with the girl as at that time she was menstruating.

“Hospital documents clearly show she was not defiled, actually it shows she was on monthly period at that particular time,” said Gondwa.

And Nyasa Times investigations revealed that the two met at populous drinking place, Bwandilo in the Capital City and that the girl is aged 23 and not 16 as earlier reported.

Our investigations also found out that the girl is a school leaver who sat for Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) last year and not a student at Bambino Private School as earlier reported.

It was reported earlier this month that Kaliati gave the girl K6, 000 as money to lure her into the sexual activity.

The woman had complained to police that Kaliati defiled her daughter, a minor, at Anne’s Lodge in Lilongwe and the law enforcers swiftly acted, arresting the legislator and charged him on two counts of abduction and defilement.

Gondwa said Kaliati was arrested to safeguard his life after people stormed Lingadzi police when the girl’s mother had gone there to lodge a complaint.

He said it would be unfair to continue with the case when there is no evidence at all.

Kaliati was disparaged on social media after one woman Jane Kathewera posted on gossip group Barnyard about the issue and claimed the MP had romped the underage girl.

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85 thoughts on “MP Kaliati ‘under-age sex’ charges withdrawn – Malawi Police”

  1. Thomas Taimu says:

    If Nyasatimes investigation shows the woman is 23 years old, that she is a school leaver, that they met at Bwandilo etc etc does that try to tell us that Police locked up the MP without finding out these simple pieces of information? They arrested him to protect him from mob anger? Is that serious? I don’t get the logic here. Police officers are trained investigators and its not difficult to find out the age of a person and where the two met. There is serious lack of seriousness on professionalism here and the MP should not have been subjected to all this backlash.

  2. belekiya says:

    To say there was no evidence would be a lie. I am sure the court would look at the intent. But since the mother allows such actions, then let it be so. “Wish all mothers were like that one.”

  3. Juma Mike says:

    Sex gate at its best in Malawi

  4. Zowona says:

    Mp for Salima is shrugging with a youthful parliamentarian called Alex major who is deputy chair of natural resources and environment while an Mp mcp parliamentarian has impreginated 14yrs girl and has paid 2.500 000 to the parent not blow this story..more info to come

  5. Dozo Man says:

    Mukungolimbana Ndi Zazii Kusiya Nkhan Zenzen.

  6. Wadyera says:

    Anawa amawaputa dala azibambo. akupezeka bwanji ku malo ngati ku Bwandilo, ku Chez Mtemba, ku Golden peacock, ku Sterios, Ku Blue Elephant amafuna chani?

  7. emily K says:

    Zoyamwila mzovuta. M Naye Jane Kathewera ndiye mapeto.

  8. communist chavez says:

    Money over justice, typical of a capitalist society where the poor are always guilt even if a poor is hanged.

    Nanji ndiabale athuwa ovala uniform ndumphawi wawou akaona ndlama dovu chuuu, withdrawing charges when they clearly know bambowa anadyadi ngini ya baby chicken iyi.

    To hell with the ruling class which oppress the proliteriate. I propose mob justice to these libidous bourgeoisie

  9. Toshi says:

    Emily Banda contract inatha as Chairperson wa Ma NGOs mmalawi wapanga withdraw nkhani kuti amupatse ntchito koma zomvetsa chisoni lfe tinkaona ngati akabwera ku church kwathu saventh day amapemhera zowona .mwana wadyetsa katundtkuti mai wake apeze ntchito ishiiiii wachititsa manyazi mai lwe

  10. Hardson says:

    Ngati akumunamira chabwino koma mmene ndimmdziwira mkuru aaaaa anadya basi. Pompa apa anatomera kamwana amangoti zwe-zwe-zwe-zwe. Ine ndi mzanga mpaka tinafuna kuikoka nkhani

  11. snelia says:

    Milandu ya anthu amaina ndi chomcho.Mulandu omwewu kuti upite kwa munthu osauka bwezi pano adakali mkati kudikira chigamulo cha 14 years.

  12. Monseriwa says:

    This is indeed Malawi.

  13. Vumba says:

    zimenezi ndiye ntchito za jane kathewela, google~ m’meto wa atambwali~ muwelenge!

  14. The Most Concerned says:

    Nowadays even wa 10yrs simwana, asked me more for details. I rest my case!

  15. mj group says:

    kodi kaliati ukulimbana ndi mahule akazi ako sakukwana? mukumawononga ma cv anu dala .zopusa basi.

  16. mphwache wa bingu says:

    I already indicated that there is no case here. Even if this girl was 16. It could have been difficultt to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the girl was indeed abused. The mother of this whore just wanted fame and cash.

  17. Nasan says:

    Kodi maluzi chani mukumangoipisa mbili zaathu ameneyotu simwana wasukulu ndikumziwa sikana ameneyo amakhala ku chilinde chinaliso chibwezi chazanga chinatha chifukwa samathaa

  18. Hungerman says:

    Sibwino kuonongerana CV

  19. felix muloleni says:

    Mwamuonongera mbiri home boy wanga.So sad

  20. Manyetera says:

    Janet Kathewera kujijilika eish koma mmmmmmmh zachisoni.

  21. chimwene says:

    Shame on KABWIRA. Umayesa kukhala ma by elections, wauponda. This ka girl is a regular at Bwandilo everyone who is familiar with the place can attest to that. Bravo Speaker Msowoya for not entertaining Kabwilas agenda.

  22. james Wilson says:

    thus bad.kungomuwonongera mbiri basi.

  23. 23 years is not a minor even if it happened there is not a case to talk about the case can only be there in Heaven because God has already opened a docket even for the relation without a touch, just because he is a married man tangling out with single ladies who ate supposed to wait for their expected husbands and someone will first tamper with them. surely God will punish

  24. Andrew muntiani says:

    Mmalo motbweretserako chitukuko muchedwa ndi mahule ku bwandilo? Why MHG central?

  25. Kauzganga says:

    Apolisi u must be ashamwd of yourself. What a corrupt police we have and Gondwa is nt even ashamed to utter that nonsense in defending kaliati. Can u imagine if kaliati was poor.money hs changed hands nothing else.shame on you.ambiri osauka akuvutika mndende osalakwa koma uyu mukuti msungwana anali ku period? Kkkkk oh yes Malawi police for sale.

  26. Strawberry Juice says:

    Koma abale. Where is justice? ku office kwa Saulos Chilima nde kuli munthu busy abusing his wife. Beating her like a drum. Akuti Chilima will protect him. Zachisoni.

  27. Lackson masanga says:

    Anthu akumalawi bwanji kulondanalondana mwanya mumafuna kumulanda mp ndiepi wanthu basi paka 2019
    ndipo tipasanso unduna ameneu……kkkkkkkkk

  28. mbodzole says:

    kulibe mwana masiku ano tikudya ochepera 16 mwayi mkusagwidwaku ndipo tiwana kunzuna inu. amaipira phokoso ndikumva kuwaawa, atangotiona abwanga. For that reason I still go for old one

  29. Hether says:

    Poverty is source of evil and laziness fuels and spices it up all. Women be yourselves by respecting and maintaining your intehrity. Do legitimate work to earn a living.

  30. Dzikoli ndilokondera awo ali ndi mayina ndi ndalama, ndikanakhala ine kompopa ngolone bwezi 15years ikundi kodola.

  31. Good Citizen says:

    A Analyst..

    Umenewo ndiye moyo wa uchitsilu.. provide evidence if you wants the case to continue..

    These are just desperate women who has nothing to do.. amangofuna kuipitsirana mbiri… the girls is 23 and was mensturating.

    If something is wrong lert the so called civil societies to do their own investigation on this issue than kumangotokota zopanda mzeru.

  32. Nyayekha says:

    Jelasi pa malawi…a kabwila kukwama kwakukulu

  33. DOBO says:

    Malawi, the warm heart of corruption, twists and lies. Money can change things from white to black or black to white.Where there is smoke there is fire.Its either momey has exchanged hands to cover the story up or the dirty game was being played against the MP. Am saying so because the original version of the story and the new version seems to play two different tunes of the same song of which corruption can be suspected.

  34. Alungwana says:

    If she is not 16, why did the mother report to police? If she did not have sex with this MP, where did the mother got courage to report to police? Among all MP’s, why Kaliati and Kaliati alone? There must be a fishy connection. I wonder why Patricia Kaliat has been so quite on the matter. We will know

  35. Alungwana says:

    If she is not 16, why did the mother reported to police? If she was not have sex with this MP, where did the mother got courage to report to police? Among all MP’s, why Kaliati and Kaliati alone? There must be a fishy connection. I wonder why Patricia Kaliat has been so quite on the matter. We will know

  36. James says:

    The girl was found at bwandiro..akumwa moya is this an underaged girl let us be objective …The fact that she was selling herself is atestimony that she is aprostitute…and three medical report shows that she was not raped …and the girl is over 16 yrs old do you understand the laws of malawi?akakhala uyu Jane kathewerayu ndi hule wachabechabe

  37. Phillip says:

    Coruption is evrywhere,i dont trust the integrity of the doctor who conducted the tests.money talks,the rich are arested while the poor ar imprisoned.

  38. mack banda says:

    VERY STRANGE INDEED.

  39. Brazilian Wax says:

    ” Ndalamaaa! ikamalankhulaaa! chilungamooo! chimakhala cheteeee! chilungamo chikati chilankhuleee! ndalama imaponderezaaaa!!!!!!” Billy Kaunda.

  40. Ghadhaffi says:

    How now Hon Kaliyati is going to deal with this red soil? Basi muwasiya conco? Akuphwanyirani ufulu wokhala nd mbili yabwino. Sry fo dat Mr MP. Nanga akweni anu akutipo cyani pankhaniyi che Patricia Kaliyati? Kapena iwo amasamala za nkhanza kwa amai basi,nkhanza kwa abambo alibe nazo ntcito? Kweeni wonesa udindo wako,timakudziwa kt ndiwe namkungwi wamkulu,tili nd cikhulupiliro conse kt umpatsa mwambo mzimai mzakoyo.

  41. chatonda says:

    TOP SECRET AND LISTEN:
    UDF IS IN ALLIANCE WITH DPP AND THEY GOVERNMENT HAS DIRECTED THE POLICE TO DROP THE CHARGES. LAKIATI THROUGH POLICE AND THE PARENTS OF THE GIRL SAT DOWN AND AGREED TO PAY THE PARENTS MONEY SO THAT KALIATI DOES NOT LOOSE HIS JOB AS AN MP.

    Truth is mine, believe it or not. Ask head of CID AT AREA 30.

  42. Jimuni says:

    Padutsa chi banz c h achikulu apa

  43. Khwethemu says:

    He did it. Am absolutely convinced. Wina wadya ndalama and amangidwe basi. Wa police wausiru. How cud the girl allege kuti wachindidwa ali ku oeriod. Mbuzi za anthu inu. Fotseki

  44. evil person says:

    that’s why I will not marry a Malawian woman,ndi zisilu za anthu,jealous too much.
    Kukacha basi kukhalira miseche,taonani apa mwamuonongera CV munthu osalakwa.

    please hon. shaibu kaliati,go to court ,sue that stupid woman for defamation,claim K1 Billion in damages
    So these women think amunafe timangoganiza za akazi basi,infact you are the ones who makes our lives miserable,sometimes I wish if dzikoli likanangokhala la amuna tokha tokha basi.
    Chonde amuna anzanga ngati mukufuna mkazi fufuzani mayiko ena,kaya ndi ku Zambia,Tanzania,UK or Nigeria.

    Mukakwatila chimkazi wakumalawi mudziwe kuti simudzatukuka,no progress in your life.
    ziakazi zaku Malawi munthu wazikwatila bwino bwino zimakupangiraso mankhwala,kukumanga tsogolo,akuti kuntchito zisamakuyendere,ati zikamakuyendera uyamba matama ndikumayenda ndi mahule,foolish jealousy idiots

  45. Alohmwe Maphiah says:

    I agree wit you Yussuf, that was the work of desperate people, ngati mumamufuna Hon Shaibuyo bwanji osangomufunsila akubelekeleni ana okongola ngati Jones Junior kkkkkkkkkkkkk

  46. yussufuh Sambo says:

    I said it, and i knew it from a point Á’ that the story was unfounded and mere fabrication to tarnish the image of honorable member of Parliament, anthu openga inu, too much kanundu, mutcheleni msampha wina uwu nde mwalephela mngóoooooooooooooooo.

  47. john says:

    Kodi MP amamangidwa when Parliament is in session? Malamulo a dziko lapansi so confusing.

  48. Winford Saka says:

    The truth pas prevailed like a steam of water.

  49. Nathan says:

    Chigoloro ndi mwini thako. Pali bii, pali minga.

  50. camasa says:

    mai amwanai Emily Banda waonetsa uchitsiru kwambili kugulitsa maliseche amwana ndi ntchito munthu omvetsa chisoni wadyera ngati uyu sindinaone watichititsa manyazi lfe a saventh day .Mamuna wako kaye waopa kuthamangitsidwa

  51. dpp kanundu says:

    Tso inu a police how did you charge him without evidence in the first place? Come to think of it who between the mother and police can know the right age of a child?

  52. Swiswiri Mbewa says:

    And journalists need to research their stories well before publishing

  53. The Analyst says:

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Does one need a PhD to deduce that not just money; but monies have changed hands here? The many inconsistencies in your (Police) statements betray you big time.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    And how can Kaliati be so shameless in his attempt to rediscover his lost image by celebrating that he picked up a whore at Bwandilo? And how, after Kaliati picked up the 23 year old whore at Bwandilo, can some woman from nowhere just storm the police unit and allege that Kaliati has kanguted her 16 yr-old daughter? Do you see any correlation here (even 0.000001)? None! Dont lie to us, thus!

    And you say that Kaliati was arrested for safe-keeping? Does this statement make sense to you? Iyeyo ndi chikwama kapena phone? Let us not insult each other’s intelligence here!

    And proceding with your galaxy of lies, you say there was no sexual consumation as the girl was having her menses then, as per medical report? What a report this one is from a quack doctor! Are you oblivious of the fact that people can and do consume each other even when the girl/woman is bleeding? Or you want to cheat us that you yourself has never done this before?
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    What Kaliati needs to know is that there is a limit to which one can be smart in celebrating his/her misdemeanour in society. He cant forever and for long continue to wholesale eat other people’s daughters at retail prices; when he also can shamelessly declare that he is a connoisseur of whores. Mutiphera anawa ka!

    Anyway, the laws of men have eyes and thus see who is who and who is not. You may have escaped justice before men but know that God is there to embarrass. Take heed n watch your manners.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    1. True talk Mr.Infact I like your analysis.

      1. The Analyst says:

        Thanks, Terms n Conditions

  54. BMW says:

    Even if she was 16 so what. As long as it wasn’t rape let him fuck her. Mxiiiii

  55. good man says:

    apa zinthu za chita katondo apa it is either MP .wapereka chiphuphu kwa makolo kuti awonjezere zaka mwanayu .

  56. Ojambula says:

    All Police Officers are corrupt, they have discovered that they won’t benefit anything on that case otherwise they dovthay deliberately so that astrophysics bax

  57. vendort says:

    C.haracter assassination on Kaliti. Somebody get ready for law suits

  58. Soko says:

    Mwasonkhelana kuchipani kwanuko kuti mubise chilungamo….la 40 likwana aona polokera. Poyamba tiyeni tikonze nkhaniyi sinachitikire ku Annies Lodge. Nkhaniyi inachitikira ku Maranatha Guest House ngati apalice mukunamiza wanthu kuti palibe umboni call me to give evidence…Kaliati kugona ndi ana ndi khalidwe lake. Personally l saw Shaibu Kaliati using hired vehicle TAXI Reg NU 4336 akumasokoneza umboni pa Dec 3…wapeleka 500,000 ku Guest House ,wapeleka 500,000 kwa makolo ake amtsikana kuti asapitize ndi mlandu wa mwana wawo….zonsezo ndili ndi umboni. Driver amene amamuyendetsa kaliti amayimbira zikachitika ndipo ife timatsatira…..akane nditukutse umboni ndili nawo.

  59. Kingsley says:

    At What Age The Gvt Of Malawi Allows Prostitution? I Can See Lack Of Parental Care ,mother Should Face The Law.

  60. complicated says:

    That is Malawi, that is Africa, that is how it is to be rich and powerful.
    What was he doing at Anne’s Lodge that day instead of representing his people? Where did he give the k6,000 and why.

    If only people knew what the Bible says about sexual sin , no God fearing person would go near it. Sex is only for marriage.

    If animals like Penguins knows how to have one sexual partner for life what’s wrong with humans.

    Sometimes I just wish all humans to be turned into penguins. Penguins will be right to claim to have private parts unlike some humans. Human private parts are no longer private but communal terminal shame.

  61. Eugene says:

    Aaaaaah alibe manyazi

  62. Thanduxolo says:

    Koma ndiye nkhaniyi yatembenuka mwamtundu wina. Mkaziyo ali ndi zaka 23 zakubadwa? Zaka 16 zidachokera kuti? Kodi amene adafalitsa nkhaniyi mumutani? Eeeee

  63. KALANGA says:

    my uncle (73) z in jail 4 a 11yr girl who claimed to have bn raped in march this yr bt only to lodge the complaint in june. now in jail coz z a layman. only God knows!

  64. Kabilaboza Kabuka says:

    Komabe mukuluyi anapana hulewu, komaso mwina anavalako, nanga bwanji anachosa vehicle number plate? Apa zikuwonesa kuti chilungamo pamalawi sichizatheka basi. Akanakhala wosawuka mukanamukakamira apolisi ndi inu amabungwe.

  65. Congrats to the Malawi police for professionalism in this case.This case has been treated with justice and equality.There is no any political affiliation in handling of the matter.Congrats once again.Zikamatere bwezi zikoma.

  66. gift says:

    Many speaks

  67. Mpinga says:

    Kaliati wapanga chinyengo. Apolisi adyapo. Uyu ananyengadi mwanayo.
    Mwanayo wangonyegereredwa kuti aname zaka kuti nkhani ikhote. Shame on malawi. This is why EDZI ikutisosola

  68. chizamsoka munthali says:

    Malawi walero sitikudabwa payenda banzi chilungamo chimabisika

  69. redeemed says:

    The truth shall set you free, the honorable may be exonerated from the crime he did commit however as the reports suggests no evidence. My views on this matter is let the supreme Judge from heaven grant him the appropriate judgement. If the allegations were basely on falsehood may the Lord God be praised for revealing the truth.

  70. pyuta says:

    shame on you all haters, mumafuna mzanu agwe m’mavuto za zii! mukunyenga ti ana muli inu nomwe. how are u gonna face him now? ngati n’thaka ing’ambike n’kulowamo eti? kkkkk

  71. nobel says:

    Would it be the same if the scandal involved PP or MCP parliamentarian? I totally do not believe that. Even so she menstruating, why did she receive the K6,000 knowingly of her situation? Who can take this a gospel truth that hospital document showed she wasn’t defiled? I think the Hon Kaliati has escaped prison due to cooked up age of the girl! Period

  72. Okhrana says:

    Che Jane Kathewera manyazi bwaa? Kapenatu mwaliyu anakuphumitsani mukatowafuna che kaliatiwa? Kkkkiest. Nanu amake mwana hamunamufunse mwananuyo b4 reporting ku police? Kaliati usawasiye a finye amenewa amatinyazitsa dzina lathu. Tiye nawo a gologolo amakufuna

  73. Kabumbu ka mwana says:

    Sue them

  74. chakwela says:

    Mangani Jane pobweletsa kusamvana komwe kukanapangitsa Kaliati kuluza moyo wake komanso kuzunza banja lake ndi abale ake.

  75. Many innocent but poor Malawians are rotting in jails across the country on defilement yet it is parents who deliberately reduce actual age of girls.

    Ndiye mukamati tichotse corroborative law mukufuna kutanthauza chiyani?

    Musaiwale ya tvm employee ku Ndirande

  76. SUPPORTER says:

    USAMALE
    UKANALOWA
    MLANDU
    UNALI
    WAKO
    GALU
    IWE !!

  77. Bitso Wa A Bailo says:

    Masten manyazi bwa? You just wanted to get into his pocket. Mbuzi!

  78. nyasa boss says:

    UDF bomaaaaaa !!!! UDF bomaaaaaa

  79. Mbuya says:

    So Kaliati u need kukupepetsa ve girl mother anakuchititsa manyazi kwambiri and kukutsekera mu cello

  80. Mfumusinyasa says:

    Bisanani time will catch up with u. Pano ali pa alliance ndi chipani cholamula

  81. peter says:

    Its difficult to trust MPS these days. We all remember how Chasowa’s case was manipulated by officers who are now in very influential positions. Any system lead by rotten people can not survive the test of time, unless the rot is removed.

  82. guta says:

    Anamulakwira mdyombayi

  83. matombodya says:

    Thanks for this.

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