Roy Kachale rejects cashgate link: Questions credibility of Baker Tilly report

Member of Parliament for Zomba Malosa, Roy Kachale has reacted to his mentioning in the Baker Tilly forensic audit report containing names of companies and individuals who allegedly siphoned money from Malawi Government coffers in a scandal dubbed ‘cashgate’.

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The auditors identified nine people who are linked to companies involved in cashgate, among Kachale.

Kachale, who is a son to former president Joyce Banda (not mentioned in the report), has only been mentioned to have allegedly had an affair with one of the implicated cashgate suspect Laura Savala but himself not linked to the financial plunder.

“Anecdotal evidence would suggest Laura Savala and Akajuwe Roy Kachale Banda are in a relationship as girlfriend and boyfriend. Akajuwe Roy Kachale Banda stood in the Parliamentary Elections as a People Party candidate,” reads a note in the report.

Kachale has denied any affair with Savala saying the allegations are “incorrect, malicious, disrespectful and defamatory, which are merely intended at damaging and injuring my personal character, reputation and standing in society”.

In a media statement issued on Friday, the lawmaker categorically denied any knowledge of the entities and the owners of the entities mentioned and being associated with him in the Forensic Report by Baker Tilly.

He said “grave allegations” in the report are false, malicious and a deliberate attempt to damage his reputation and that of his family.

“I am a man of good standing in society, happily married man and a devout Catholic,” he declared.

Kachale said the forensic report by Baker Tilly falls short of proving his direct link to cashgate or the people allegedly directly involved in cashgate.

“Nowhere in the Forensic Report by Baker Tilly is it indicated that I am owner of any company or business involved in cashgate.

“I, Roy Kachale Banda, would like to put it on record that at no time did Baker Tilly interview me on my alleged relationship with any of the alleged cashgate culprits, or indeed on any element of its Forensic Report,” he said.

He said the inability to interview him and thereafter proceeding to include him name in the Forensic Report, is  “a blatant departure from the basic principles of general and forensic investigations, auditing and rules of natural justice.”

Kachale said he now holds  the view that the report  “lacks credibility, it is unreliable and only serves to worsen Malawi’s ailing political, social and economic situation.”

“The report specifically serves to tarnish my character as a citizen of Malawi and as an individual as well as a politician, businessman, husband and father. The Report is not based on any proven facts but mere speculation and hearsay. The Report lacks a professional approach,” reads Kachale’s statement

He has demanded an outright apology by Baker Tilly and immediate withdrawal of its Forensic Report currently in circulation.

“I also demand that Baker Tilly reissues another report without any reference to ‘Akajuwe Roy Kachale Banda’ for I am not involved in any manner in cashgate.”

Speaking during the news conference to release the report, Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu, who was flanked by Minister of Information Kondwani Nankhumwa and deputy Auditor General Langton Gomani, stressed that the report was not an indictment of anybody, but investigations into how government lost billions.

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74 thoughts on “Roy Kachale rejects cashgate link: Questions credibility of Baker Tilly report”

  1. Ineyo Woona says:

    I totally agree with number 63, and here is a tip to the Anti corruption bureau. Roy is saying he did not steal, really????
    , may the ACB go to this place right now- the former Mungo Park in Lilongwe along Lilongwe-Mchinji road, get inside that high walled fence
    they will be surprised what they shall find inside that fence
    count the number of new cars and construction machines in there

  2. getrude says:

    I PERSONALLY THINK THE CASHGATE ITSELF NOW IS JUST ONOTHER WAY OUR TAX MONEY IS STILL BEING SIPHONED AS JUDGES ARE DELAYING AND ADJOURNING CASES TO ALLOW THEM MORE ALLOWANCES .ITS A PITY EVERY GOVERNMENT OFFICE AT THE MOMENT IS AS CORRUPT AS EVER, THERE IS NO CHANGE AT ALL,

    I MEAN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AVIS CARS AT THE ROAD TRAFFIC FOR CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS OR
    HAVE YOU SEEN THE CABBAGE SERVED FOR LUNCH IN MALAWIAN HOSPITALS YET THE FOOD ALLOWANCE IS HUGE, WHERE IS ALL THE MONEY GOING,

    WHAT ABOUT THE SELVICING OF CARS WHICH IS OVERCHARGED TO BE STOLEN IN ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICES EVEN HOSPITALS

    WHAT ABOUT CARS LEFT IN THE GARAGE DELIBERATELY FOR YEARS AND WRITTEN OFF FOR ONE GOVERNMENT BOSS WHO TAKES IT AFTER 4 YEARS.

    APM SHOULD FIRE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND CHANGE SHOULD START FROM US AS WELL

  3. chinyama Bullets says:

    Let’s wait for Baker Tilly response on this one….Akajuwe ulimva kuwawa dzikoli….man munaba and mumadzipopa kwambiri….Your siblings were humble people koma inu munanyanya matama…lakwana lachi 40…face the music!

  4. malawian says:

    Becker tilly anabwera ndi amako nde ukuti mfwe mfwe chani where did u get the money to buy 150 freight liners in the name of GPY in just one year? why did magetsi house gutted? uku mkuyamba chabe osalira

    1. okwenda howard says:

      zimatere zimatere bwez zikoma,apapa tangoyamba u b taken mpaka ku doko muvetsa.mwalemera ndindalama zakuba mumati zithera pompo palibe zimenezo

  5. mary says:

    Trash report audit gate.

  6. mjiba says:

    I agree with you the report is not credible, it has not exposed the corruption that are linked to you at Escom, the burning of Magetsi house and your scum thieves who were running your shadowy deals, but one of them is fingered in the i2 analysis link just wait very soon you will see its credibility as it will start to expose tracks which will lead to your mothers door and open your skeletons, utsi wayamba kufuka

  7. Fwangalubiro says:

    Audit report talking about a love affair what evidence can one use to agree with I nternational Auditing Standards.This fact alone can spoil the integrity of the report

  8. KKKK says:

    Asakane ameneyo.

  9. The Truthful One from the West says:

    I was surprised, amazed and even shocked that an audit report should contain a love affair between a man and a woman. Was Tilly Baker investigating a suspicious murder between a man and woman that were in love? I join those who have condemned the report as less useful. If I am paid by Govt for goods I did not supply and services I did not render then I am a thief and whoever paid me is also a thief. Prosecution has to begin immediately.

  10. Mpezeni Phiri says:

    Classy lady? Chimbava cha chikazicho nde uziti classy, kapena ukunena ku maliseche kwake ndi kumene kuli classy? A Classy thieving

  11. Wanganyewanganye mtumbuka says:

    Phumali ndie kuti anaba. Anayambira makoponi kuba namwera mowa. Komanso imfa ya student wa ku Domasi chonde ifufuzidwe.

  12. Hazrat Pillane says:

    In other words the baker report sunctioned by your mother is not credible just because your name is listed? Hahahahaha

  13. original gobe says:

    kkkkkk…mwadya ma millon inu a baker tilley kuti mupange audit ya bumbu

  14. afana onenepa says:

    afana roy, please dont get worked up. some things dont deserve comment. zangowavuta

  15. Khokintawelhe says:

    Amangidwe basi mosayang’ana nkhope

  16. True man says:

    I have come to notice that these cashgaters dont have peace of mind, a single paired trouser man with Jesus is better than Lutepo. What are you going to gain if you can have the whole world & lose your life? people do yourself good dont fight truth, truth will always win the race. Roy its true they have wronged you according to reporting procedure but the multibillion question is ARE YOU SURE YOU DIDNT BENEFIT FROM CASHGATE? Thank God according to the report you cant be laid charge of any case what next then repent God will forgive you.

  17. Bantu says:

    The Baker Tilly report is, at best, amateurish. It lacks rigour and is pregnant with speculation. While they may have uncovered a lot of cashgate facts, their heavy dependence on simple internet searches reveals a lucklustre approach and less than adequate understanding of the Malawi society. I cannot blame them for the latter, for that is what it is, but they would have benefited immensily by collaborating with local (forensic) auditors. Why did Malawi need to hire British forensic auditors in the first place?

    1. Kenkkk says:

      Because Malawi auditors are corrupt to the core!! They would all be bribe off!!! Baker Tilly report is better despite its shortcomings!!

      1. Zagwa says:

        That’s a very bad generalization about Malawian auditors. I believe there are a lot of Malawians who could have done a far more professional job than this petty report which will only help thieves get away. Next time DFID should consult in hiring a firm. Awa a Baker Tilly ali ndi chibwana (anecdotal evidence mpakana?) Some of us don’t think this is a laughing matter.

        1. Kenkkk says:

          I agree with you about my generalisation but A purely malawian audit or investigation will always be interfered with !! I think a mixture of foreign and malawian working together could do. But still the Malawi part will be the weak link. Cashgate is teaching us our lessons!!!

          Good reputable foreign auditors would be ideal!!!

  18. Kenkkk says:

    DPP doctoring or editing of the report? Is it the reason it has taken so long for dpp govt to release the report? It would be very unprofessional for baker Tilly to include such private issues.

    Let us wait and see how baker tily will respond. If they say they didn’t then dpp will be in deep trouble. The whole credibility of the report will be questioned!! We would like to see the original report probably with more names.

    1. Chikopa says:

      Chigololo ndi mwini thako. Savala P told auditors where the money she cashed were going. Apatu ndiye padakhota mchira wa nyani. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk! Koma mavuto a Kunyasalande!

  19. James Banda says:

    I want these cash gaters to be arrested without mercy and was eagerly waiting for the report Koma I am disappointed. Chibwenzi kukhala mu audit report yet there is no factual evidence where the relationship has any connection with the alleged crime? Kodi uchisilu ndikusasamba amapanganso azungu? Ndithandizeni abale

  20. James Banda says:

    I want these cash gaters to be arrested without mercy and was eagerly waiting for the report Koma I am disappointed. Chibwenzi kukhala mu audit report yet there is no factual evidence where the relationship has any connection with the alleged crime? Kodi uchisilu ndikusasamba amapanganso azungu?

  21. Che Sinjinji says:

    Mr. Akajuwe Roy Kachale Banda, or whatever you call yourself, 2 mistakes you have made :
    1 . You have reacted too hastily to the contents of the Report . Your response is therefore not well thought through .
    2 . The self-praising and holier-than-thou attitude adopted in your response can work against you if people who know you were to decide to reveal all the dirt they have on you . I would advise you to “ignore” this little matter of the Report and let sleeping dogs lie ..

  22. ma germs says:

    kodi awa ma auditor linayitana kuzapanga kufukufuku wakusowa kwa ndalama mesa ndi pp! nanga DPP mulimbana nayo yatani ?anthu opanda nzeru inu ‘!

  23. So he was using chibwezi as a conduit to siphon our hard earned taxpayers
    money??

    thoroughly investigation should initiated ASAP. No sacred cows` he must get used to the fact that he’s one of the suspects

  24. Vavlov says:

    There is no smoke without fire. I have no doubt auditors are right. Don’t even cry loudly against the report. The truth will hurt you further. You know what you so don’t fool Malawians

  25. matako says:

    Have this report been verified by the forensic Auditors or this is a tampered report by the DPP government? It seems there are some discripancies from When JB received the original report and this one. Has anybody tampered with the original report? We need to make sure that the original report is what we are reading here. Were the people mentioned in the original report mentioned in this report?. Can some one verify this information please.

  26. Alungwana says:

    DPP has lost direction. You will pay alot to these people

  27. Wailing Soul says:

    If you join politics, you accept the consequential results. This is just one of them Roy. From the bedroom to the church, you are a public figure now, arm yourself, am sorry!

  28. Ambuje ku lilongwe says:

    Drama yayambika pamalawi, amalawi timkafuna report yamaina ndiye mainawo atuluka wait and see who is clean.
    Theres no way audit report ukangomuchula munthu popanda umboni wina wake penapake. Dikirani Roy ucita manyazi kusogolo kuno. Ife tikukumbukira amako jb anati wakuba ndi wogawiridwa wogawiridwayo sanalakwe asamangidwe koma okuba tekhayu. Pamenepa amakowo amatanthauza ciani?
    Osova

  29. CHAVULA says:

    KOLANI WANKHUNGU, KUGHANAGHANIRA WAKA YAYI

  30. Kalulu says:

    Cashgaters take note that there are two justice systems that exist around you the day you cashgated. The current one pursuing you sometimes it misses but the second one is heavenly justice and it never misses. There is no way out!

  31. Masambiso January Sata says:

    Akuti amanyengana ndi Laura nde poti Laura amapanga cashgate basi iyenso ali mumcashgate. What a trash. Go to hell Baker.

  32. Taelos says:

    It lacks credibility indeed! Thats turnishing Roy’s image,,so sad how can they prove it in connection to cashgate? Am disapointed

  33. Kumva ku koma says:

    A Roy you are better off shutting your mouth than commenting. You know the truth….

  34. It does not make sense this is the same report. It has taken three weeks to anounce it shame now I have startd believing that you were busy cooking it truth will come out.

  35. kukukuki says:

    Roy why crying now i thought the report was done when ur mum was a president. foseki get akalowa basi

  36. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    This is a doctored report by DPP , why mentioning private life of Roy.?This is a fake cash gate report. This time we are being told of MK24 billion , can we have a summary breakdown as to how you have come to that figure ? If Malawians are not careful we will be told that the figure will be over MK92 billion , just to shame the devil.

    DPP is playing with donors , Malawians are asking for a full report of cash gate , each person with the amount of money looted , cheque numbers , dates and the amount of money involved .

  37. Pumbwa says:

    Akajuwe if you aint involved in cashgate dont panic by releasing statements apa. You yourself know the truth so khalani pa easy.

  38. Mirella K. says:

    Ofcoz the galfrnd in question might hav used cashgate money to go out wth Roy…he is guilty by ASSOCIATION …

    Roy, cool, if u r innocent osalira…u wil b proven so soon!

  39. Mazulu says:

    Kodi yinali forensic audit ya zibwezi / ndalama

  40. Yankees says:

    Moyo oipa Basi umukoke akakuyeretse pa Court ngati malamulo akulola these are like International Observers who always say zayenda bwino zisankho, ku MW zisankho zidayendapo bwino? Zachamba basi!?

  41. CAANAAN JAZA says:

    DPP , IF U DONT HAVE ISSUES TO SORT OUT AND A RULLING PARTY, DONT WASTE NTHAWI ZANU KUPANGA ZOMANAMIZIRA ANTHU ENA.THE REPORT IS COMPLETELY SHOWING THAT HAS BEEN COOKED FOR POLICAL REASONS. WHAT U (DPP NDI MBUYANUYO), KNOW THAT WAKUPHA NZACHE NAYESO ADZAPHEDWA, DIKIRANI ZANU ZA FEDALISM NDI IZO ZAYAMBA KUKUTSATANIZO, THAT TIME MUMAYANKHULA NGATI ZA NZERU , LERO ENA AKUNENA ZOMWEZO MWATI NDIOPANDA NZERU. OOOOOOOOOOKKKKYYYY -TIONATU.

  42. kume kume says:

    zoseketsadi, chibwenzi mpaka mu audit report, kikikiki, kaya tiona mathelo ake.

  43. Zamangazi says:

    Kolani awo walikwiba 92b

  44. chatonda says:

    The rip is going to the hill and make chulu will be found inside the hole.

  45. Sibongire says:

    We need a Forensic Audit on the Bingu Mini Boardroom Saga!…a life was lost…on top and indecently so!

  46. cashgate sayankhila pa media koma ku khothi happily maried man.Arrested,bail application,court proceedings,pleaded guilty or not,found guilty or not then sentencing.Mtundu umenewu kuthamangira pa media kwabasi,eeh eeeh ndikudziwa amene anaombera Mphwiyo after coming from America,Pilirani Phiri,I think ndimalankhula ndi munthu wa mkulutu kkkkk zingayambe kuiwalika.

  47. Sibongire says:

    Koma mwamulira JB ndi banja lake inu a team Goliati

  48. Mlomwe Original says:

    Beker Tilly clear urself from this mess or Roy can sue u. or may be u mean he influenced some govt officials to pay her girlfriend since ROY was the then presdents son .otherwise there is no need of mentioning his name in report.

  49. Patriot says:

    Ngati unali pa chibwenzi, zakukhuza. Ikutero Report.
    Ngati umaweta agalu kwanu, nawonso zawakhuza.
    Ngati makolo ako ali ndi moyo, nawonso zawakhuza.
    Ngati unagwirana dzanja ndi nkupatsa moni pa nsewu, ameneyonso zamukhuza.

    Apa zaonetseratu kuti report iyi has been tempered with probably by DPP in order to get to JB.

    The report is not credible. Ndi yachibwana bwana.

  50. Not Anjenjenjeman says:

    You just wait Mr Roy, those you were dealing with will crucify you for sure. Don”t talk about not being interviewed, they couldn’t because your mother was an interim head of state and government then. You and I know it was nt possible. just wait, soon you will find out you are linked and for sure your interview is being prepared now of course not by auditors but by Malawi institution of the moment- ACB

  51. John says:

    But, but,,,,, how can they mention someone else name just coz he allegedly was having an affair with the thief? Was Baker Tilly not given parameters on what constitutes cashgate? I mean, either Baker Tilly screwed up on this one or this was the part that was being “revised” by the DPP just so JB can be involved, indirectly.

  52. Zion says:

    Yeah the report lacks credibility sizikugwilizana komanso zaHappily Married zimenezo musayankhule mwachita zinthu man zosagwilizana ndi happy marriage.Kikikkk

  53. KANDAWE says:

    I AGREE WITH U ROY THIS IS WITCH HUNTING AND HAS BEEN DRAFTED BY DPP IN ORDER TO TARNISH YOUR POLITICAL CAREER

  54. Wawaman says:

    Kodi kupanga chibwezi ndi wa cashgate chikhale chifukwa?zakuvutanitu apa a diphiphi.

  55. phunda says:

    Here is a foreign forensic expert producing such highly questionable report, I just don’t know what will happen at our highly porous courts that believes in technicalities and not facts. In the eyes of our competent courts there is no evidence that the billions that are reported to have been lost were indeed lost. Even if one builds a mansion and a hotel without having any busnes or a bank loan to finance them but his or her meagre salary. Some of these looters will end up being compensated by our courts if they technically looted coz its their right to steal, defend themselves and their colegues in the loot. In the eyes of our courts, its molorally ethical. Where is the Ngwazis Malawi?

    1. Patriot says:

      I can see gouvernment compesating this Kachale boy millions of kwachas for defemation.

      1. John says:

        I can also see all things lawyers who were just willy nilly arrested being compensated with more millions. You wait and see.

  56. Nkhani says:

    How come a report of financial mismanagement would be reporting one’s private affair.. Boma lakulephelani makosana, sizikugwilizana ngakhale pang’ono… anthu amene munawatuma kuti akonzenso report ndi amene sanakuthandizeni..

  57. Nkasai says:

    Classy lady or thieving bitch?

  58. Chrispine Salanje says:

    Roy I am with you,let Baker Tilly come out clear on this one,was it a relationship investigation?if yes then why George Chaponda who is in a relationship with Senzani not mentioned?

  59. Mr.Bambo says:

    Baker Tilly,was it about cashgate or personal affairs you were hired to investigate and work on?

  60. Wanyanya says:

    Whether or not you were involved,the courts are to prove it. How can you demand the removal of your name from the report? You will prove your innocence,Roy,don’t you let your heart be troubled. Onse atchulidwa aja akayamba kuyankha titopa. ACB will look at the report and make a determination on who to pick. Then,we shall all know the truth.

  61. Chulu says:

    I fully agree with Roy. How can a serious report like that contain hearsay evidence like a married man was in a relationship with a woman involved in cashgate without interviewing him or indeed giving evidence of the same?

    It begs belief that the report can contain such damaging information without specifying what the person in question said when he was interviewed.

    1. peter says:

      May be this is the part that DPP was editing!

    2. Nkhombokombo says:

      No smoke with-out fire. Bwana Kachale, you’ve been too quick to react to this report, read it once more and understand it well. It may be of benefit to you. Do not rush things, your name might have been mentioned for a purporse. Let the puss come out so that the wound must heal. Take my advice.

  62. Nyapapi says:

    Roy I agree with you entirely, these Baker Tilly fuckers lack credibility. How can they not mention your thieving mother in their stupid report?

  63. collins kafa says:

    Baker tilly ikunama. Laura sabvala ca never be involved with roy. She is a clasy lady. They just wanted to throw in jb basi umu

    1. Chemwali chimwene says:

      Classy koma mbava, hhmm

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