DPP snoops on Msonda’s case, takes over the matter

The case against former ruling Peoples Party (PP) publicist, Ken Msonda and S&I Carrier truck driver has taken a new twist with Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) now handling the matter.

Kachale: Has demanded Msonda's file

Kachale: Has demanded Msonda’s file

The case file which was handled by South Lunzu police station has since been handed over to the top prosecutor, Mary Kachale’s office in Lilongwe after she demanded for it.

Kachale’s interest in the case- despite it being legal- seems to confirm Msonda’s suggestions of possible political attack after he was summoned at Southern Region Police head office on Friday morning.

Msonda and S&I Carrier truck driver, George Kanyenda were arrested and granted bail on Thursday for being involved in a wild brawl on Monday night that left both of them severely injured.

The two got into a brawl at Liwanda trade centre in Machinjiri after a quarrel over a parked truck that blocked a road to Msonda’s residence.

And on Thursday, South Lunzu police detained the two for hours before releasing them on bail.

Msonda has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Wounding and Disorderly Conduct at Police Station while Kanyenda has been charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct at Police.

The PP spokesman is answering to the charge of Unlawful Wounding due to the gravity of injuries Kanyenda surstained.

Police officers at Southern Region police head office told Nyasa Times that the DPP ordered the case file to be handed over to her office on Thursday after the incident made headlines in the press.

”On Thursday the case file was handed over to our office (Southern Region) and it has been sent to Lilongwe today (Friday),” explained one of the officers.

In an interview, Msonda confirmed to have been summoned at Southern Region Police head office but was turned back.

”On Thursday I was advised by South Lunzu police to report at Southern Region Police Headquarters, Chichiri at 9.30am. I asked why I should go there, the response I received was not  convincing as they told me ‘Mukamva kwa mabwana konko mawa [You will be told by our bosses there],” said Msonda.

The politician said while at Southern Region on Friday he was turned back and was told the law-enforcers were only interested in the case file.

Msonda queried: ”Someone is calling shorts behind the scene telling the Police at South lunzu Police Station and the truck driver what to do. The question is who?”.

Msonda and Kanyenda are expected to appear before South Lunzu Magistrates court on Jully 11, 2015.

The two got into a fight after a heated argument over a 40-tonne truck Kanyenda parked on a road to Msonda’s house which infuriated the politician.

Tempers are said to have flared when Msonda got into the truck to remove it, and Kanyenda instead started insulting the politician before splashing beer on him.

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This is strange indeed, did u get the file of the lady whi was battered in mchinj? Why this one. Are u done with cashgate files.


While i also condemn Msonda’s action, i am suspicious with dpp’s intent in taking over the case.Why would dpp be interested in what seems like a civil case and not on real criminal cases like K92n case that’s affected every Malawian citizen? You fools! For how long will u b manipulated by murderous leaders? Come to ur senses Kachali. Why must fools appoint u to turn & twist u like a robot? Fear God, and things will be well with u.


shame to the DPP, ur are a disgrace.

I find the action taken by the DPP very intriguing. She has a pile of sensitive cashgate files, which are inconclusive, Chilumpha and Muluzi’s cases remain where they were. But she is rushing to probe a fight of two citizens: Kanyenda and Musonda. How many Malawians are involved in brawls across the country? How many cases she has handled in that nature? Does she deserve to hold that office and eat our taxes? We have seen women merciless being hacked by their spouses. We have not heard her asking for the files? Is the DPP employed for political persecution? I… Read more »

i told u msonda ndi woipa moyo.r u nt surprised amaoneka ngati ka mfitifiti choncho!

The captain

So the dpp can handle this case morethan anybody else kkkk there are so many files in your custody and you want to add this one. I think ukupengadi mzimayi iwe.

wakale Geo

You break the law you’re in for it


Kuno kuli nkhani inanso, munthu wina anaba nkhuku. Ndiye ndikofunika DPP ayitanitse file yake.

agnes wanzeru

Mayi Kachale, why do you allow yourself to be used by politicians. Politicians come and go while professionals are always there. Kachale guard ur proffession as you would wish to go on after this crop of politicians. Another useless one ndiye ndi ACB Director Lucas Kondowe.



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