Chief Kaomba taken to court over 62ha leased land

Influential Chewa traditional leader, Paramount Chief Kaomba of Kasungu has been dragged to court on allegations he grabbed a leased land from children whose parents died.

Kaomba:  Land grab
Kaomba: Land grab

According to court documents in Kasungu, Eliza Teyeresi took the chief over the land which her parents leased in the area of village head Kadzimete.

She said her parents originally came from Dowa and settled in the area.

Lands officer in the district Lizzie Nyoni confirmed the land the chief is grabbing is not customary but its leased.

“The parents leased it nd the children are renewing the lease,” she said.

The chief refused to comment but issues of traditional leaderrs grabbing land from unsuspecting suspects are not new.

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5 years ago

Paramount chief for us Chewas is Lundu not Kaomba. Kaomba is senior chief.

Dr Lozai Mbilizi
Dr Lozai Mbilizi
5 years ago

This chief is never short of controversies. Can’t he be sacked for good.

be humane
be humane
5 years ago

This is how the new land bill will work for the poor malawian in the village. It will not be easy for chiefs to grab land from people as they used to do ans thats why they are hating this Law because it is controlling their abuse of power over poor malawian villagers

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