Chakwera removes Malawi prosecutions chief Mary Kachale: Kayuni promoted as new DPP

President Lazarus Chakwera has removed  the director of public prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale as the  Malawi leader continues to consolidate power in government and state machinery five months after the presidential election.

Kachale: Removed as top prosecutor

No reasons have been given for the firing of Kachale who has since been replaced by Dr. Steve Kayuni.

Kachale, wife to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson and High Court judge Dr Chifundo Kachale,  has been sent to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC).

It is yet to be known what job she will be doing at OPC.

Kachale’s transfer as the DPP coincides with president Chakwera’s displeasure with the state prosecuting agencies to prosecute those involved in the 2019 presidential election rigging and the mess which led to its annulment.

Chakwera also expressed concern over the slow progress in prosecuting those who stole or abused government and parastatal money.

Among some high-profile cases, Kachale was prosecuting some cashgate cases which are yet to come to conclusion.

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Mmmmsiye
Mmmmsiye
7 months ago

Many people did not know that this family is for DDPand its just unfortunate that it is like that move.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

She was only interested in Kasambara’s case what else ?? She must go indeed.

Cadets used to say DPP is a system so now your system is crumbling apart. By the end of first year of Tonse Alliance the system will be history . Let the Cadets pay for their atrocities towards fellow Malawians.

Good riddance
Good riddance
7 months ago

She was just sitting PHWIIIII

Moto buu
Moto buu
7 months ago

Is the President not interfering in the operations of that office? Many cases will definitely collapse after she leaves.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
7 months ago

Inenso mundiponye komweku ku OPC kukuoneka ngati kuntaya.

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
7 months ago

Good news!!

Kwatsala ku ‘Usipa’uku!

Yabooka kwacha
7 months ago

Who is this woman? Never heard of her! Where has she been?

Mzwanya
Mzwanya
7 months ago
Reply to  Yabooka kwacha

She was appointed during DPP era. She’s the wife of MEC chair Dr Chifundo Jairus Kachale.

Good riddance
Good riddance
7 months ago
Reply to  Yabooka kwacha

She’s been sitting PHWIIII

Moya
Moya
7 months ago

Interesting decision but who is Dr kayuni? No background on his experience and qualifications to what he is bringing on the table, reporters do more research when writing.

Maapwiya
Maapwiya
7 months ago
Reply to  Moya

Kayuni is the state lawyer who has been representing govt in most of it’s cases in court

Game changer
7 months ago
Reply to  Moya

Kayuni was the deputy to Mary …longtime chief advocate…

Atokwene
Atokwene
7 months ago

Next to go is Mr. Reyneck Matemba of ACB. Let’s wait and see . He will go back to Ministry of Justice within the next six months .

katayeni chitutu
katayeni chitutu
7 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Matemba’s contract is expiring this month (december)end.

Mngoni
Mngoni
7 months ago

Bravo move, we need these corrupt issues to speed up. She has done her part, may she have way to someone who is capable to push things.

Kugona amalawi sikutithandiza. We must rise above these petty politics and call a spade a spade that’s the only way we will be seen making progress until then tikungopusutsana.

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