We’re worried by insecurity -MCP leader

Leader of opposition Lazarous Chakwera has expressed concern with the rising insecurity and is calling on new Inspector General of Police Lexten Kachama to intensify efforts to arrest the situation.

Chakwera addressing a news conference at MCP headquarters

Chakwera addressing a news conference at MCP headquarters

Police urged to arrest the situation of insecurity

Police urged to arrest the situation of insecurity

“It is sad that as I speak the security situation in the country has deteriorated to levels we have never seen before. Malawians no longer have a sense of safety and security even in their homes,” Chakwera pointed out.

The opposition chief who is also president of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), said citizens are worried as people brutally murdered in their own homes and banks robbed in broad day light.

“Carjackings in our cities and highways are now commonplace. What is even more terrifying are stories that some elements within the police are aiding and abating crime and even participating in crime.

“The police are supposed to be custodians of internal security and if they are involved in these heinous activities, where will citizens run to for protection?” Chakwera added.

He urges the newly confirmed Inspector General of Police to “urgently attend” to the issues of security of people and property in the country.

Chakwera also asked the law enforcers to punish those behind a series of albino killings.

“We are also saddened with the spate of attacks and killings of people with albinism. This is unfortunate, and we condemn this in the strongest terms. Government should handle with urgency, tighten security and punish the culprits to the fullest,” said Chakwera.

Fifteen albinos have been reported abducted and killed in Malawi since the start of the year.

Albinism is a condition where people are born with little or no pigment in their skin and hair. People with the condition tend to stand out in Africa, and are sometimes targeted by witch doctors who use their body parts in so-called magic potions.

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55 thoughts on “We’re worried by insecurity -MCP leader”

  1. kamgaga says:

    Too favouritism in mps,more officers kuthamangira traffic branch kuthawa arresting criminals. So can you eleminate crime????????????????????????????

  2. Chigawenga says:

    The fish rots from the head. The president and his administration must be held responsible for all the insecurity, that is taking place in this country. The CEO of any organization is fully responsible and accountable for the performance of his organization. In this case, APM is in charge for security in this country. If he is failing to issue orders effectively,then he needs to step down. Opening community colleges that will produce more jobless youth is not the way to go especially if there are no follow up plans to attract foreign investment to generate sustainable jobs. These people are putting the carriage before the horse. They go around parading like clowns or is it ” headless chickens” as some called them? who thinks that with the level of crime in this country any smart investor would come here!? They must be out of their minds. Security is important to any investor, reliable infrastructure is paramount to any potential investor. APM needs to clean his act before he can dream of getting this country out of sickening poverty. But again, these are not his priorities. He is so concerned about painting everything blue even if it was not build by him. Malawian politicians need to stop politicizing everything they lay their hands on.

  3. Kwali says:

    Akuluakulu tisiye kuba

  4. Funzo says:

    A sudden stop and that guy on the front of the vehicle will have two broken legs. Looks good but is pretty stupid (the position, not the person!).

  5. Davie says:

    Why My Fell Malawia Killing Inocent Pipo Jst Becoz Lov Of Money.Eeeeh Last Dayz Lov Of Money.

  6. Davie says:

    Eesh God have Mercy

  7. bentby smart says:

    That’s my president

  8. BigMan says:

    Chakwera is the most useless opposition leader since the birth of modern democracy.

  9. saiton Phiri says:

    We as Malawians are more worried about where this type of habit is going to, likewise Hon Chakwela.Something must be done.

  10. Auph says:

    Thats my man!

  11. Bob says:

    The govt should distribute guns and a bullet each to every Malawian and each of these should kill a theaf they know. Muona in a day all thugs will be dead including the cashgaters and probably hendrinah will be fast enough to kill Pita before he do it for NAC funds.

  12. Kanjex says:

    Ife ma teacher’s mutionjezere malipiro osati zankamwa mukulankhulazo. ake unangali wena eti?

  13. noka says:

    chAkwera is absolutely right. there’s no security in Malawi at the moment and something has to be done and fast

  14. player wa silipasi says:

    Dr chakwera mwaziona liti kuti kumalawi kulibe chitetezo

  15. mesho says:

    Bola nthawi ya kamuzu multiparty ndi nkhondo zoona

  16. chricy says:

    Sitikugona kuno kukawale chifukwa cha akuba akuti tikakuwa atipha ine odandaula kukawale school kodi boma sangalani ngati Bingu’s security

  17. NALI BILLS says:

    BIG up to lazarus chakwera mmm its tru we dont hav to kill the innocent blood coz ov money

  18. a Mikongoni umbuli udakupwetekani, what Chakwera is saying is completely true.

  19. leadership its not position but action.our leaders are just too heavy for nothing.they can’t deliver.

  20. mphwiyo says:

    Masiku ano amene akulembedwa ntchito yapolisi akumakhala ma young democrase ndiye ambili akumakhala mbava komanso mapolomoshoni amene amapasidwa amakhala anthu osalimbikila ntchito pomwe olimbikilawo osapasidwa.pali anyamata olimbikila ntchito koma pulomoshoni ayi amene akupulomotedwa akumakhala kuti ndi mmbale wa andale ena ake ndiye zimagwesa ulesi

  21. MBACHI says:

    Comment. REMOVE ALL POLICE OFFICERS INCLUDING THE INCHARGE AT EKWENDENI, THEY ARE HEAVILY CORRUPTED AND THEY SHOULD EXPLAIN THE WHERE ABOUT OF MAPIRISI THE NOTORIOUS THIEF. HE IS THEIR FREIND.

  22. Mlosimailosi says:

    Apa Vuto Lina ndi loti umbava winawu akupanga ndi Anthu motsogozedwa ndi bwana Lewis Ngalande amene panopa cholinga chao ndi kukhala mfumu ya mzinda wa Blantyre.Iwowa panopa akuti bwana Peter sakuwakonda ngati mmene zinalili nthawi ya a Bingu.

    Mufunse Apolisi Iwowa amaopseza wa polisi aliyense kuti amutumiza kumudzi akatsata nkhaniI yawo.ndiye pamenepa mukuonapo kuti apolisi angatani.Ngati wambanda Ali dayilekita MU chipanimu wa ana Anthu kodi tsogolo la dziko lidzakhala lotani.Tiyeni tisawaloze a pulezidenti Koma tiwathandize kuti papezeke zotsatira za bwino.Apolisi Tiyeni tiwapatse ndalama zokwanira,A Chibingu kapempheni thandizo loti timange nyumba za bwino za Apolisi.Tatopa nd kukhala ndi Apolisi ma township omwe amauzidwa poyera Ndi Anthu ngati aNgalande kuti yesa kuulura nyumba yako ndikuiziwa usowa ngati Chasowa.

    A Chakwera nanunso thandizani pa veto ili kungotinso inuyo muyesetse kumumvetsa nzanuyu ndi soling a sake.Dziko Lino ndi latonse Tiyeni tiger and mania kuti izo zithe.Otsogolera polish alipoyu ndi anduna ake angath ku thandizo titawapatsa mpaka powalanda Anthu nati a Ngalande mphavu zina chifukwa nag khala MU chipanimu Iwowa amaopedwa kwambiri.

  23. chejali says:

    Kkkkkkjkj ndalama kumalawi

  24. keep on blaming these mbava(law enforcers).

  25. [email protected] says:

    k54,000 -rent k20,000=k34,000- utility bills k8,000=k26,000-transport k7,000 =k19,000-lunch k12,000=k7,000-bag of maize k5,000=k2,000-grocereis k15,000 = -k13,000=-k00,000-two bags charcol k10,000=-k23,000-school reception /nursary primary k7,000=-k30,000 –

  26. powder says:

    chakwera phokoso lopanda pake, kungoti simungawine tikanati mudzaziona.Kotetezako president amapitako. orders are being given and police is acting but the sycindicate can not at once, mukayamikira
    muopa kupusa, panotu anthu akuwerengani zokunyengererani palibe munaiwona ya city rates umo akubafulirani anthu.

  27. cash gate says:

    The Problem Is, The Most Of Armed Robery Here In Malawi, One Or Two Police Officers Are Involved And Dpp Leaders Are Busy Doing Things That Are Not Important To Ou Country, They Are Busy Strengthen Their Party.

  28. Tengupenya says:

    Whoever has the heart can transform the performance of the police service within few years. Critical issues centre on training, career growth with options for public-private partnerships attached to retirement packages, code of conduct, and performance standards. Training and performance standards of the police have gone down. The generation of police officers who grew up in police lines as children of police officers did note maintain core police standards. Code of conduct. Career paths not connected to performance. Poor training and stagnant training standards. Work-life balance. Remuneration. Police benefits. Continuous professional development. Housing and commission benefits. Family management skills education. Healthy living skills education. Recreational facilities and standards” Recreation ndi mowa ndi chisembwere. Give them real clubs with facilities for sound family care and healthy life. Continuous education and business management skills development attached to optional early retirement from the service with government contract to support community policing at local government area level.

  29. ujeni says:

    Following Chakwera, leadership at its best

  30. Big an says:

    @ mikongoni

    Ndinu opusa kwambiri. We Malawians care about our families and not your political party called DPP. Once again you are stupid. We are living in grave fear these days and you idiot want to romanticize this. Ndinu opusa kwambiri. People who have faced the horror and full blunt of unprecedented security collapse can only wish you well and ask God to forgive you.

  31. Moyenda msambara says:

    Chakwea ndimoo 2019 palibeso

  32. DZIKOLI says:

    Proper security inali ya KAMUZU basi…..Ma president anthu onse palibe akuganiza za anthu …koma iwowokha kuti alemere….Bingu he was trying at least development anayamba …Chinanso Dziko lathu

    1. wakale says:

      hehehehehehehe dziko lake liti loti nkulamulilanso? Uyunso akhala wa opposition mpaka 10yrs wooooo kenako muzaikanso wina osaba zamumbale

  33. Fathara says:

    @ mikongoni

    May God strike you. This is not a Political issue. It is such stupidity that we don’t want. Insecurity is now a matter that not any human being with all senses up and running can carelessly comment on. We are no longer safe these days and when night falls everybody thinks about the safety of his/her family and property. Nights are supposed to be time to rest but not nowadays. I hate you so much and I wish these thugs that are causing grief and sorrow to many Malawians visit you one day right in your bedroom.

  34. Pastor Chakwera like to babble

  35. THIS COMES IN BECAUSE OF DEPLORABLE OF SALARIES.
    EVEN IN OTHER SECTORS IN GVT AND COMPANIES, WORKERS ARE TEMPTED TO ENGAGE IN THE CORRUPT/FRAUD PRACTICES BECAUSE OF DEPLORABLE SALARIES EG PEOPLE HANDLING 5 MILLION KWACHA PER WEEK FOR THE COMPANY GETTING MK 20,000.00 TO MK35,000.00 WHAT WILL BE THE OUT COME AND OTHERS PROTECTING THE WEALTH OF MK20 MILLION GETTING A SALARY OF MK25,000.00 TO MK 50,000.00 THEREFORE THE END OF THE STORY WILL BE TO MOBLIZE THEFT TEAM TO DO BAD JOB AND GO AWAY WITH CASH AND OTHER ITEMS, AT THE END SHARING.

  36. Dre nkhwazie says:

    Zinthu mmalawi sizingasinthe pokhapokha asogoleli asiye dyela.apolisi ndiochepa koma boma silikulemba apolisi ambili malipilonso a apolisi ali ngati machenje,,,ntchito zikusowa,masukulu akudula,ndalama ikusowa,choncho ghetto yut angatan?basi boma liziti zinthu zili bwino?thumb up Dr Chakwera zimenezo nde nzeru,osamangoombela mmanja zilizose.

  37. Gule Wa Mkulu says:

    Well done Dr. Chakwela.

  38. nyopinyopi says:

    Muyan’gane motivation in terns of promotions pachibale basi this demoralises hardworking cadres who in the end just watch things getting out of hand. No wonder correct the mess first. We dont need ‘Whatapp’ police in Malawi.

  39. nyopinyopi says:

    muyangane motivation in terns of promotions pachibale basi

  40. Njiwa says:

    Chakwera fits to be Malawi ptesident, hopefully 2019 he will win

  41. Amfumu says:

    A comment by the # 2 confirms the worry of Dr Chakwera that even Policemen r involved, the fact that ur salary is low does not mean u should go out steal & kill others. Shame on u! DPP is full of thugs from their president down the line, Dr Chakwera 2019 Boma! Sazabelaso.

  42. Jimmy juga says:

    Bravo chakwera keep talking real issues that affect malawians not wasting ur time with president painting cells. Help the president condeming those behind the killing of our fellow brotherand sisters who are albinism.

  43. Patriot says:

    Police inali ya Kamuzu.
    Iyi ilipoyi ndi yombwambwana, mbava zokha zokha.
    We lost confidence in them a long time ago.
    During Muluzi’s era, police was afraid of young democrats. Kukhwefula polisi kunayambika nthawi imeneyo.
    During Bingu’s era, police was used to kill innoncent people (July, 20, 2011).
    During JB’s era, umbava wa mfuti za police wadza. Roten police officer amvekere poti ndi amayi, palibe aone iwo. Penanso poti wina ankati tsiku lina kuti akuwadziwa akuba ndi mfutiwo ndipo athana nawo, tiyeni tidikire, mwina akukambirana nawo kaye.
    Under the current, Police is completely rotten, mbava zokha zokha ponse ponse. Chitetezo amadzithemba nacho chija ndi chawo cha iwo eni ku mipandoko. Kwa ife akafa dala KULIBE.
    POLICE INALI YOMWE IJA YA DR. HESTING KAMUZU BANDA the only and only MTUNDA wa dziko lino.
    2019…..MCP…….ndi dhilu.

    1. j s limbani says:

      Comment the police guys are not serious agodya ndalama palibe chimene akupanga dolo anali kamudzu interms of security

  44. Mikongoni says:

    Achalwela, nthawi zonse kusakasaka chodzudzula basi, nkuti lomwe kulibe mavuto a chitetezo, ndiye inu mwapangapo Chani, kodi a albino akupjedwa kumalawi kokha? Mulibe nkhani inu!!

    1. MMALAWI says:

      How daft are you to attack the person and not the issues he has raised! Chakwera is spot on and he’s appealing to the right authorities to address the situation! Is that difficult to comprehend? Mwinatu nawe ndi mbava! Mxxxxx!!!! Wandikwana bwanji!

  45. Namchidwe says:

    NDIGWIRIZANE NDI A CHAKWERAWO KUTI ZINTHU SIZILI BWINO KONSE NDIKUDABWA DPP YA BINGU CHITETEZO CHINALIKO NDITHU PANGODYA ZAWO ZIMAKWANILA LERO AKUIKA CHITETEZO PANGODYANSO YAWO NDIYE MUCHOTSEPO CHITETEZO PAMAGALIMOTO ANUWO CHIFUKWA SIMUKULABADILA MIYOYO YA ANTHU.

  46. Kanamwali mveke says:

    Mutionjezere malipilo osamangoti a police.Pamene inu mukudya masosej manyumba mwanu

    1. Jabu says:

      Just resign. If you think your skills are worth more than you are being paid pse take them to the highest bidder.

    2. Wachimalawi says:

      If you are not prepared to do your job at then leave, a lot of people would like to have your job, as not committed to your job is a risk to public. Shame on you, maybe if you did your job properly then you would get appreciated more and the public would surport you pay increase, you are doing fck all and yet want more money!!!!! Greed is the problem.

    3. ujeni says:

      Go and look for another job, the government did not force you to be a policeman. why not being a Mechanical Engineer then.

    4. o'Betha says:

      Malipiro amayendera maphunziro a munthu ntchito imene akugwira. Munalonjeza kuteteza a Malawi poyamba ntchito yanu. Ndiye, tetezani a Malawi.

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