Ex-Malawi diplomat hits at state spies:  Dausi’s NIB ‘compromised’, says Chikago

Malawi’s former ambassador to Japan, Dr John Chikago has warned President Peter Mutharika against trusting intelligence reports from National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) as gospel truth.

Chikago: Do not create imaginary coup to unmask failure

Chikago: Dausi and his spies should not create imaginary coup to unmask failure

He said the bureau is compromised because it has a politician, Nicholas Dausi as its head.

Chikago said this in an interview aired on MIJ on Monday when he was asked to comment on reports that the US government was supporting Malawi Congress Party (MCP) topple the democratically elected government.

“The problem is that the NIB head is a politician, that is why he is cooking up such lies…they just want to shift people’s attention from the real economic problems the country is facing,” said Chikago.

He asked the President to disregard the intelligence reports, saying they have potential to just confuse the Head of State.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP already stated the allegations that its leader plans to overthrow Mutharika’s government is “fiction.”

The state intelligence notes “uncovering coup” also implicate international community including United States diplomat Virginia Palmer as aiding the plot for hosting meetings at her official residence.

US officials dismissed the claims and accusations as “ludicrous”.

And in his interview,  Chikago said every year, the US invites people of different classes for a thanks giving ceremony which runs from February 1 to 4.

“I attended such an event in 2005. People come from all over the world. You don’t discuss politics but just praise Jesus Chrust and God,” said  Chikago who  had a tour of diplomatic duty in Japan.

He said even if the US wanted regime change in Malawi, it would not use the US ambassador to Malawi. The US usually uses CIA operatives for such political exercises.

“The government must be careful, this has potential to damage the relationship between Malawi and America. Ambassador Palmer cannot do that,” he said.

Chikago doubted if anyone can be interested to take over the government whose economy, he said is in tatters and beset by numerous problems in all fronts.

“The President should be at peace. He has state security and everything,” said  free-talking Chikago.

However, Chikago fell short of calling on President Mutharika to fire Dausi.

Dausi was an intelligence officer in the defunct Malawi Young Pioneers and was later attached to former head of state Kamuzu Banda during one party dictatorship  before taking up politics as a career. He is a former top member of MCP.

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JB Nabanda Domasi

even if dausi is fired i see things going worse still, why? God Almighty is not happy with apm for buying the office as such God has removed all the wisdom in this president. dausi is the one who was doing evil things in MCP, turnishing the image of late Kamuzu Banda to the extent of many Malawians think Kamuzu was a killer yet it was dausi’s doings. Almighty God impeach apm for the betterment of our beloved country…


Mr Chikago, as an experienced diplomat, shouldn’t have mentioned CIA in the same vein as regime-change. Though true, it’s never a compliment to Uncle Sam. It neither represents what Washington claims to pride herself in as a promoter of democracy.


Nguluwe inalira nsampha utaning’a; lets stop crying dawn is just around. Wukumba dzenje, ntheladi, agwelamo yekha!!!!!


I like your strong remark bwana chikago thus the voice of a manwith diginity Dausi is an old lion which is roaring with a graning voice sitingathawe asiyeni azingobwebweta


I am not surprised Dausi is doing. You remember during MCP era anyone who criticized the govt was oukila boma. Just coming up stories. Dausi is just doing the same. But blame APM the appointing officer. Why appoint such a silly person?


this president is too weak and incompetent, he gets orders from people like mukhito and chisale at state house.they are the ones controlling him.


The President is now Deaf and blind. He will soon regret for the political appeasement he made.


I don’t have respect for APM since he stole votes with cash gate money his brother stole from us, now he is failing to undo the damage since the donors are not willing to help us out because of the money that stole our election which he claims he won, can you see the dilemma.


Dausi, Dausi, Dausi! Please stop misleading the president.


blame should go to MALAWI LAW SOCIETY this SIS or whatsoever you may call it is working here in Malawi illegally in the sense that it is using police act .are these guys police officers? they do not have an act from which they operate from just like police act , forest act. Malawi need more than prayers because everything is illegal

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