Parliament, UDF say MP Kaliati must face the law in underage sex offence

Parliament’s legal affairs committee has said arrested UDF MP Shaibu Kaliati should face the law if court proves that he had sex with a minor.

Shaibu Kaliati: Accused of enganging in sexual activity with girl, 16

Shaibu Kaliati: Accused of enganging in sexual activity with girl, 16

The committee’s deputy chairman Maxwell Thyolera said if the court proves that Kaliati indeed had sex with the 16 year old from Bambino Private Secondary School, it would be unfortunate saying Kaliati was instrumental in passing the child protection law.

Kaliati was arrested on Friday for allegedly sleeping with the minor at Annes Lodge in Lilongwe.

Reports say he disappeared from parliament during tea break and allegedly gave the minor K6000.

He was detained at Lilongwe police station but has since been transferred to Lingadzi police station in Lilongwe.

The United Democratic Front chief whip in parliament Lilian Patel said she was shocked to learn of the arrest and said the party would respect the decision of the court.

She said the party cannot condone such behaviour if proved in the court.

“As a party we are looking for his lawyer and providing food for him in his detention,” said Patel.

Members of parliament are exempted by law from arrest when parliament is in session and his arrest shows the gravity of the offence.

Kaliati has confirmed that police are investigating rumours alleging that he had sex with an underage girl.

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zobwira
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koma amnzanga inu.aaaa zosautsa kwabasi

zobwira
Guest

ali mwee ngati zenizeni

zobwira
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where is the girl wautsa mapiri pachigwayu?

ijabu
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chikutomba chila hee arrest this dead party man achawa ku kwata too much

Dolo weni weni
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I thought this is our constitution and laws that a girl can marry at 16 years. When you legalized that a girl can marry at 16 years, what were you expecting she will be doing with the partner or spouse? Kusewera phada? Is not sex you are now arresting this honourable MP? You wanted him to go ask for consent from the parents or guardians to sleep with her? By allowing a girl to marry at 16, you legally accepted them to start sex. Please release this guy and he did not commit any crime. Only that Law enforcers have… Read more »
Pseudo code(the devil incarnate)
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it seems all comments here against the so called honourable are coming from people who never know anything about our constitution, the story clearly says that the girl is !6 and according to our constitution, mwana wa 16 ndi ndiwo, please let not your emotions distort your judgement, zikuoneka kuti msungwanayo is related to one of the members of parliament and zalowa udani, palibepo nkhani apa

nangozo
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tsiku LA forty lamkwanila ameney,ngati anakwatira ntsikana wa 16 years nkumusiya chime echo chilungamo,olo pangatalike mulungu amalanga,wazunza mizimu ya ana ameneyo

stasha
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Judge,it’s your duty. We can’t say anything.Do what you learnt.

Lafpe
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Palibe mlandu apa, chabe kuti bwana mwangozichotsela ulemu, ndimkadzi ameneyu simwana ayi, and for sure it was not her first time going to the lodge with men, they negociated, there after the man paid the price so what?

tony
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vuto la michila yosendasendayi ndilimenelo siitha kuzilesa ataa mpang’ono..tingopempha apolisiwo kuti angomudula chokozelacho khekhekhe ameneyu kuti anzache atengelepo phunzilo nkusiya kusoka timafana!

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