Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale return to private practice: ‘I did my very best’

Attorney General  Kalekeni Kaphale has confirmed that he has completed three years contract  as the country’s top law official and wants to return to private practice.

Kaphale, SC: Back to private practice

“My three year contract expires today. It’s been great experience [to work as Attorney General] as the position is a hugely demanding one,” said Kaphale in an interview with Nyasa Times on Friday.

“However, I believe I did my very best and that is very,very important,” he added .

During his stint, he argued in many contentious matters and giving legal opinion  including the high-profile $500 million (K400 billion) construction of water pipeline from Salima to Lilongwe, calling for a review of certain details of the contract.

The AG’s office, as per procedure and legal requirement, is supposed to vet all government contracts to ensure they are in line with relevant legal instruments, but in some cases he was reportedly bypassed.

During the three years of his contract, Kaphale saved millions of tax payers when he successfully defended Malawi government in a lawsuit in which Malawi Mobile Limited (MML), a private company that sought to establish a mobile phone network,  claimed damages  of K98 billion through Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Court.

Kaphale, Senior Counsel, before he was hired as Attorney General  was the managing partner at Kalekeni Kaphale Lawyers, a private legal firm based in Blantyre.

He is also well known for taking up cases involving high-profile individuals in society, including the President Peter Mutharika’s now discontinued treason case where Kaphale was one of the lead defence lawyers.

Kaphale has been a lawyer for 26 years and has previously served in the public sector as chief legal counsel for the Malawi Revenue Authority between 1999 and 2002.


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Bravo Comrade, you served the nation with dignity and honour. You never dented your CV like the other imprisoned AG. You never created legal terms that could left government in bad shape. Now that you are back support the clean up exercise of legal thieves and promote professionalism.


Bwana Kaphale, I am proud of you. Those who doubt capabilities from the South are completely ashamed. You passed your Masters in commercial law with a deserved distinction beating those who cheat the world that intelligence comes from their region.
Congratulations AG.


Regionalistic comments unfit here. Kaphale is an impeccable lawyer for sure.

Meshaw Sinyala.

Congratulations Kaphale SC. So far, in all fairness, you have no match!


An impeccable lawyer he is. Approachable and he knew his stuff. Wish him well


Dausi you were refuting this yesterday kodi bodza munachekela or Manyazi mulibe?… shame


What was Dausi refuting?Kikikiki next is Gondwe

Baba wa boy

End of contract and fired are not the same thing.

No wonder this country is in trouble people can not differentiate being fired and not renewing contract.


Well done Kalekeni. If all were serving in govt like yourself, it would have been a progressive nation. Chilaweni Primary School woyeeee!


It would not be an exaggeration to say that Kalekeni Kaphale SC, was one of the best Attorney Generals, the Country has had, in recent memory.

Bwana SC., you have served your Country, well.

God bless.

self centred

Great men always proves to the critics thumb up kaphare you have done smartly


So Nicholas Dausi is deliberately giving us lies?Foolish Minister of Information!!!

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