Chief Justice Nyirenda under fire for abuse of office, nepotism

Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda has come under intense fire from some concerned  junior staff of the judiciary over abuse of office and nepotism allegations.

Chief Justice Nyirenda under fire from Judiciary staff

He is accused of recruiting close relations into the Judiciary, including his own son, without proper laid down Judiciary procedures.

The concerned junior staff have since reported Nyirenda and Judicial Service Commission   to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and office of the ombudsman  for breaching recruitment procedures.

According to the letter seen by Nyasa Times, the law states that only officers who are  entitled  to practice law in Malawi can be employed as professional magistrates.

The letter further claims that without proper justification the judicial service commission employed Tamanda Nyimba,  personal assistant to the Chief Justice who also chairs the Judicial Commission.

The letter further alleges that,  Nyimba who is a nephew to Nyirenda, studied law outside the country but  never sat for bar exams in order to qualify for the position of  a professional magistrate and to practice in Malawi.

The concerned group argues that  some of the people who are employed in  the research department and magistracy  sat for bar exams and are qualified for the position of  a professional magistrate.

The letter adds that two P4 positions fell vacant and were given to relations of some members of the commission without conducting interviews.

These are his worship Mzondi Mvula  and his worship Kondwani Banda as was then.

The concerned junior officers have also accused the Chief Justice of employing his own biological son Wanangwa Nyirenda as an intern for research department without any competitive interview  and  a year later promoting him to the position of Senior Resident Magistrate.

Meanwhile, the group has argued that this is a breach of  established recruitment procedure.

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AtuganireSA. an
AtuganireSA. an
1 month ago

Malawi is TOO small for this nonsense. Zikori tigawanepo Ali yense azikapangs zimene akufuna kwawo Kaya ndi kukaya muzikapasana mipandoyo ku Nyika Republic. Ma rubbish atikwana Ife kwabasi. Yausiru, yereyi aiche kumangwetu!!!

Kuswa Kuswa
1 month ago

Ntumbuka ndi ntumbuka Basi….ngakhale asinthe tchire.

Mogasa
Mogasa
1 month ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

Amen and amen. Mtumbuka ndi Chitsiru..iye koma kusokoneza dziko

Chathengo
Chathengo
1 month ago

What about ACB side hear? Have they confirmed to have received the complaint.

Che Peter
1 month ago

Are you surprised? these are the same people who shout the loudest on nepotism, and yet they are the most nepotistic individuals.The tonse aliance,especially the VP Saulosi Chilima must look into issues like this.Cultural differences must seize. We are all Malawians and we must be treated as such.

Economist
Economist
1 month ago
Reply to  Che Peter

…must cease

mmc
mmc
1 month ago
Reply to  Che Peter

Chilima put his relative as Minister in Tonse too… Rashy, the DPP Rashy, That is the reason he is a Minister now!

Chimwene ku Joni
Chimwene ku Joni
1 month ago

The sword has turned on the maker. JUSTICE MUST ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE DONE. ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

APM started all this but he was even taking his dogs into government. I wonder whether or not this is just a smear campaign against the Chief Justice by cadets after APM and Muhara protested against footing the costs of the case in which they were accused of trying to illegally remove the CJ. Mupawone bwino apa. The cadets are not yet finished.

DANIEL okwuowulu
1 month ago

Is ok

Thoko Ndanga
1 month ago

Shame on you Justice Nyirenda. We thought you are a man of his integrity but nay, you are just equally a savage as street vendors. How can a man of your calibre steep so low abusing your office in presence of competent judicial staff. Is this not challenging? Did you take the rest as fools who could not have a say even though you could abuse your office anyhow? The law should treat you harshly because you were doing this abuse knowingly and challenging your own work which the nation is aware you are familiar with the laws of Malawi.… Read more »

Mr J Matako
Mr J Matako
1 month ago
Reply to  Thoko Ndanga

Ndiwe galu aise

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr J Matako

Walakwa chani nanga
Asanene zoona.Bloodshit.

Igbudu
1 month ago

He is as useless as he looks.

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 month ago

This nothing compared to what Chikhosi is doing because he is actually creating non existent posts in the civil service to accommodate MCP thugs. One such thug who has been recruited without following procedure is Bendulo. Last time kadzako was being rude when government dismissed Seodi white and Mzati Nkookosa that they were recruited without following procedures yet the same stupid Kadzako says nothing about Bendulo and Ntumodzi who were recruited without following procedures. 3Even HRDC says nothing because they are part of such stupidity. They say nothing of selective justice where APM aand Chisale accounts were frozen yet Chonara… Read more »

Sitilora
Sitilora
1 month ago
Reply to  Zio ine

Bendulo

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