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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84 thoughts on “Parliament, UDF say MP Kaliati must face the law in underage sex offence”

  1. zobwira says:

    koma amnzanga inu.aaaa zosautsa kwabasi

  2. zobwira says:

    ali mwee ngati zenizeni

  3. zobwira says:

    where is the girl wautsa mapiri pachigwayu?

  4. ijabu says:

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

  5. Dolo weni weni says:

    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 hangover of outdated laws!

  6. 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

  7. nangozo says:

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

  8. stasha says:

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

  9. Lafpe says:

    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?

  10. tony says:

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

  11. bumbu nchuma says:

    ngati mbolo inalowa ndipo mwana ananyekulira palibepo mulandu apa ok,,

  12. M'malawi Weniweni says:

    I am afraid to coment on matters which are in court for I don’t have cash to bribe police officers once arrested!!!

  13. Mafulufute says:

    Asakwata inu muti chani apa! Mwana, mwana, mwana chani? Mukanawona mmene anaimezera sibwenzi mukulongolola pano!

  14. jojo says:

    Zili-zonse timatengera ndale ndi angati azibambo akugona ndi ana

  15. 091212 says:

    Dziko lavuta

  16. Manguleje says:

    Ndiye ndikanadziwa kuti kutenga musugwana kusukulu ndikulowa naye nyumba ya alendo ndi uchimo ,bwezi ndita muululaso Themba.Anazatenga nzathu pa Ntheu week end inanayake mumkumano WA June uja.koma mmene amabwera mzathu anasanja uyu.

  17. madiulaaa says:

    Doctors report had indicated that the Girl was 18yrs Old,n she was not raped at all cz ther was no any penetration. Komanso the Girl was picked at bwandilo, nde inu a mcp tukuonani mukulowelela kwambili, agalu inu simudzalamula dzikoli. Mcp thyolela becare4 wen commenting y u dnt luv 1 another as mps shame on u ,legal affairs yanuyo si ya mcp.mbuzi nonse a mcp

  18. walesbanda says:

    Palibe vuto apa,set him free, bwanji kaduka amalawi,

  19. mtochi says:

    A Kaliati nzoona katundu yonseyo basi pa mwana dii

  20. DZIKANYANGA says:

    Wadya iweeeeeee!!!!!!.

  21. POSITIVIST says:

    Kodi mwati a bwanawa apalamulanji? the laws of malawi says a girl under 16 can be defiled. it means if the girl was 16 or above on the day the act took place and she consented then there is no defilement. please educate us on the law used to arrest the mp. if it is the child protection act then it has to battle with the constitution coz it allows a 15 yr old to get married. am not backing the mp but thats what the law is.

  22. mphwache wa bingu says:

    Be assured this case will be dismissed. The minimum age for marriage in Malawi still remains16 and secondly this kid wasn’tr raped

  23. George phiri says:

    Poison so sweet thats what’s killing men in town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Defilement or not..this is unwsnted bad sppitite by Hon..achoke ngakhsle ens anzake slipo komeeko ens akuleohere kulipira xul fees os msintensnce ya ans ske yet he hsd scceds to loans upto k80m..koms maLawyers or the lawㅑㅔㅣㅣㅌ

  25. devilsadvocate says:

    Amend sadachitepo ichi let him be the first to cast his stone. Shaibu your sins have been forgiven, sin no more.

  26. Under T says:

    Mmangeni komanso achotsedwe u MP, akuononga atsikana ang’onoang’ono ameneyu. munthu opanda manyazi komanso alibe chisoni ndi ana a Anthu osauka

  27. choka phiri says:

    Chirwa do u have a girl Child ord are u also one of them who go around with school Girls in order inorder tog cure your HIV? U are the reson why HIV is still high in Malawi. The man is sick. Even paying 6000 abale NO shame.

  28. Tonde says:

    Abale inu shaibu watani ? Timadalira iyeyu ife a udf koma ndimaletsa ine akamati ma mp amuna ndi mahule lero ndakhulupira and i was asking myself always the august house is empty chosecho mukupita kukavula ana athu kuwachosa ku school kupita nawo kuma rest house.and moreover sister of ur freind shaibu wandipangitsa njenkha ine .ooooh ndiwe otani wat type of hon are u ,wat type of regrestra are u ,wat ashame to august house mmmmm?

  29. Bright says:

    Mr speaker sir, I beg to move

  30. john says:

    THE CONSTITUTION SAYS A GIRL OF 16 YRSIS AN ADULT. IF YOU ARE USING THE JUST ENACTED BILL, IT WILL NOT WORK BECOZ THAT LAW IS JUNIOR TO THE CONSTITUTION.

  31. Winikolo says:

    This is a serious offence which attracts a maximum setence of 14yrs imprisonment with hard labour. Kaya mkaziyo anali chibwenzi chake, kaya mkazi wake but the case is defilement period! coz mkaziyo sanakwane zaka 18 as stipulated by the law. And palibe zokambirana ! PEPANI KWAMBIRI HON!

  32. nobel says:

    Mangochi konzeka kupereka Kaliati’s constituency to DPP

  33. garnet chirwa says:

    What crime did he commit
    The gal who is over 16 consented. To. The. Sex…..this may be immoral but. it. Obviously ain’t illegal

  34. Munthu Wabwino says:

    Odandaula pamulanduwu ndindani? Am afraid that public opinion may have a huge influence on the outcome of the case.

  35. Mwana Mulanje says:

    He helps pass the child protection law. He absconds from parliament at tea break to break the same law meant to protect minors. Let him face the wrath of the law, declare his seat vacant. Many male MPs miss from parliament also miss during sessions to break the same law. AGALU INU!

  36. pATRICIA KALIOTI says:

    Sweet sixteen is not a minor. she is big enough to have sex and the fact that she accepted she knew what she was doing.

  37. Khwethemu says:

    Uchitsiru

  38. Mr Bambo says:

    Good move,what about that DPP councillor who was involved in a similar issue in Mulanje a couple of weeks ago?When is he getting arrested?

  39. kangandiwamba says:

    Works of devil and his agents.This so called kaliati must face the law.

  40. Parent says:

    I have been following this story with keen interest as a concerned parent and wondered if it this story was real. It is now turning out to be a serious issue. I was interested to know this so called Bambino student, but it seems to be a false identity as the school doesn’t have such a name in its records. Please, Mr reporter do your work professionally before you break your professional ethics

  41. SONG says:

    Very unfortunate indeed from a law maker. There are many beautiful ladies in this city to go for other than spoiling the future of young children like that. He must be punished.

  42. Ndoda yabwandila says:

    Nyere A chawa- Ofunika kungodula maliseche akewo.
    Mkukapatsa agalu a G4S akakadzu
    lane. (Mkwasula) Nasiyila pamenepa.

  43. Joe says:

    This is a lesson to all Members of Parliament. If you feel you can not withstand long periods spent during parliament sessions, you had better arrange to have your wife or husband reside nearby to avoid this situation.

  44. zeze says:

    wampatsanso matenda mwanayo

  45. Nyoo says:

    Simwana ndiwankulu koma ndikulephera kufotokoza kuti panthawiyo sananvale thewera

  46. zoba says:

    Izi ndizochititsa manyazi. Kuchita kuthawira ku parliament kukakwera mwana wa ine? Uziganizira ali wako abambo akulu ngat iwe akumukwera… God is watching ndithu

  47. Winford Saka says:

    Let The Truth Flow Like A Stream Of Water. The Mp Should Face The Music.

  48. BBC says:

    He should rot in jail.

  49. mwana mulopwana says:

    Mr Kaliati you have shamed yourself , your family for doing that , Ma D7 onse ali mu Lilongwe simukuwaona, nice looking spinisters who are crying day in and day out looking for small boys,

  50. oga chijoke says:

    His arrest is illegal if the law is to be followe(section 60 of the constitution)d. Also a 16 year old girl is not underage by law. If she was less than 16 then it would be crime but the fact that she is 16 and gave her consent(received money) mlandu palibe.just release him.

  51. zoonadi says:

    But what is wrong with Parliamentarians from this constituency? Remember Maotcha?

  52. Good Citizen says:

    Paja our Marriage age is still at 15….That 18 is void since it is contradicting with the constitution.

    In this case; is it a crime considering that the girl is 16 and the Marriage age is at 15?

    Tilangizeni otsata za malamulo!

  53. Fred says:

    if it is indeed proved to be true then he must be removed from parliament becoz he has shown that he is irresponsible. Malawian courts be objective. if I was a brother to the girl I could have organized my own justice.

  54. Ndembo says:

    Can the Police open a line for victims of this predator to come in the open for healing and counseling.

  55. mrs banda says:

    Let him rot in jail

  56. i'm the guy in the ma units video says:

    koma guys. these are the people we are depending on to save our coutry. kuchita kuthawa ku nyumba ya malamulo session ili nkati just for sex. nsonkho wa ine, omva kukoma kukhala iwe. machende ako sure.

  57. Dr Mbewe says:

    Paja udf ilibe behaviour. Not surprisin

  58. devilsadvocate says:

    Sorry Hon. Ku Maula ndiye ndi mathanyulatu. Ndiye poti ndinu onenepa mukakhala nkazi wa head nyapala.

  59. Chisomo says:

    Older men preying on children is an abomination. Psychologically something is wrong with the person. So many women would die to go out with this man but he instead prefer s a child. Why. Is it only the sex or a demon living inside him. Such men need deliverance.otherwise even their own children are not safe.

  60. Chisomo says:

    Very unfortunate. The Law should take its course. One wonders how many children have been sexually abused by him. Why would someone do such a thing please let us think like human beings. God will judge us eventually even if the court fails to prove us guilty. We are all answerable to God and this is inhumane.

  61. azibambo akukonda Ku chinda atsikana anyamata azimayi.

    tit for tat…

  62. alipo ambiri anthu ngati Kaliati

    akazi masiku ano akumafuna zambiri ndalama ndi zinthu zodula

  63. Thanduxolo says:

    Let’s hope he’ll indeed face the full wrath of the law. Otherwise there is reason to be pessimistic.Pali phungu wina wanyumba yamalamulo wa ku Kasungu yemwe akuzengedwa milandu yogonana ndi asungwana achichepere angapo (2 or 3). Zambiri zogwetsa ulesi zakhala zikuchitika. Choyamba, nkhaniyi ankayizengera ku khoti lamejasitiliti ku Kasungu chifukwa ambiri okhudzidwa ndi ali ku Kasungu. Phunguyu adachita chotheka ndipo adayisamutsira ku khoti la ku Lilongwe. Zotsatira zake nzakuti anthu ena okhudzidwa ndi akuvutika mayendedwe. Chachiwiri, ikafika tsiku lopita ku khoti atsikana okhudzidwawa sawoneka. Amasowa. Nawo makolo adayamba kusaonetsa chidwi. Mwina adawafwindiza masikono mkamwa. Ndiye iyi yaphungu wa ku Machinga mwina iwoneka mathero ake poti akuti mayi amtsikana nawo ndi phungu wanyumba yamalamulo. Tiziona.

  64. Concerned health provider says:

    Why should members of parliament be exempt from arrest when parliament is in session? This is not serving justice in this country.

  65. The Analyst says:

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    And how could this MP pocket an allowance and disappear from parliament? Taking Malawians for a ride, right?! Absconding national duties just for robotic exercises? What a pitiful reason! And the rumpy-pumpy was even with a minor? Regrettable! Lets see how Msowoya shall discipline this misguided lad – irrespective of the court punishment; otherwise, this is gross misconduct warranting an instant dismissal.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    Now you expect me n Malawians to call you “honourable”? Only a non compos mentis silly old dog would do that! The way that you MPs conduct yourselves in and outside parliament does not deserve you the honour, you cry for. Its sad that a lot of male MPs do this. Taking advantage of their stay-home-hence-little-or-no-choice wives and cause havoc wherever they go by cheating shamelessly. This is shameful to yourselves, families, your Creator n even your country!
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    People should know:
    . . . No matter how smart or experienced your are in your cheating career or misconduct, a single silly unfathomable error will one day, bring you down.
    . . . There is a limit to which one can be smart n play it safe. More often than not, God intervenes and causes a little unlikely error just to make us a lesson to others.
    . . . We may as well just stop and start behaving well coz the consequences are just too severe to compensate for the once-done-quickly-forgotten pleasure. You waste time, you ruin your career, lose reputation, punish your dependents, you bring shame on yourself e.t.c
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  66. Ma says:

    Way to go. Today its someone daughter and tomorrow this beast will sleep with mine. ..jail him

  67. Honest Criticiser says:

    Anyongedwe ameneyo

  68. Bright Mkosi says:

    A mp mukadasintha dzina maina au KALIATI minyama kkkkkkk

  69. chimzy says:

    Mbuzi

  70. ben phiri says:

    Amagwidwe nane ndilowe papandopo orelse aphedwe by stoning

  71. lackison says:

    Mudzifunsa zaka poyamba kuti how old are u now.kkkk

  72. Achisiru awaso mumakhala ngati brain yanu ndi mbolo bwanji kuti mumapanga chomwe mbolo yakutumani. Winayo ndi Mp Maotcha Banda munasinthana naye u Mp naeso Ali mu chitolokosi chifukwa chogwilira Ana. Kumachingaku bwanji. A chair amati ‘kodi kugwirila means wazaka zitatu, UMVAPO CHIYANI? Bwanji osapanga ndi mayi Wako!’

  73. BOGOLOLO WAMWENDO KHUMIKHUMI says:

    TACHIONANI !!!!!!

  74. Pitala Paulendo says:

    Let the fullest extent of the law work upon this alleged dishonourable lawmaker.

  75. How says:

    ….if the court proves that he had sex with the minor….
    How do you prove that? He is likely to say he took her to the lodge, touched her breasts and did not penetrate…..that will be the end of the case.

  76. NAMATHANGA KU MAULA says:

    ANAYAMBA NDI KALE AMENEYO

    NDI MCHITIDWE WAKE !!

  77. Majola says:

    Kanthu akooooooooo!!

  78. Musazafulu Dums. says:

    Akuluwa akapezekadi olakwa apite ku ndende osati kuti angolipila ayi akakuone basi!

  79. Maseko says:

    Kodi dzikoli likulowera kuti abale

  80. Ayobeee de Zobue says:

    Bravo police. We don’t want savages in our parliament who pass the law and become hypocrites of the same. Who will abuse his children. I urge the state to engage the Director of Public Prosecution to handle the matter. There may be a technical loophole in the case on corroboration of evidence since the child might have already taken a bath which may be impossible to prove penetration. So we need expert team to handle the matter and not the police. Defence lawyer will easily twist your your evidence and reasoning and lose the case. Where is this lawyer for ministry of Gender. Akweni, please team up with your fellow women in this cause. MPs need to be exemplary. The law is not for the poor and marginalized population. Shaibu must face his own make up. The presiding magistrate must also be very serious in adjudicating this case. It is of both high profile and sensitive since it has been committed by the legislator. My view is that sentecing must be done by the High court.

  81. Chithope says:

    Munyanya midyomba nyere mukumana nalo lamulo lomwe munapanga nokha usova nyere zonse balala

  82. Kaligondo says:

    Pls 14yrs if found guity

  83. BMW says:

    Musiyeni babayu. Nyere Ndi chinthu choopsa

  84. angoni apaphata says:

    Ndalephera kufotokozaaaaa…..
    Kuti uyu si mwana ayi….
    Mlandu wanga sunayende bwino….

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