HRDC urges Parliament to confirm Kainja as Malawi police IG today

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has made an appeal to Members of Parliament to confirm acting Inspector General of Malawi Police Service, George Kainja this Wednesday.

IG Kainja’s fate Wednesday

HRDC chairperson Gift Trapence said Kainja, who was appointed by President Lazarus Chakwera two months ago, has a good track record.

Said Trapence:“HRDC is calling upon members of parliament to confirm Dr George Kainja as Inspector General of Police.”

He was appointed after Chakwera fired   former Police Acting IG Duncan Mwapasa, who worked for months without being confirmed after succeeding Rodney Jose.

The coalition leader said Kainja, who holds of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Chancellor College and a Doctorate of Philosophy, has proved to be a professional leader.

Leader of the House, Richard Chimwendo Banda, who is also Minister for Homeland Security, confirmed thy MPs will be confirming Kainja’s appointment this Wednesday.

“We want a professional IG who can work to the expectations of Malawians,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kainja has disclosed that Police have instituted a probe into the death of Bob Mtekama, director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Mtekama was at the centre of investigations into several high profile cases, including the 2014 death of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju.

Kainja, who had re-appointed Mtekama to head the CID,  said they have instituted investigations following speculation of foul play in the death.

Mtekama died last month barly a month after been appointed as head of CID with his family disputing police claim that their relation died of Covid-19.

He was tasked to handle high-profile cases, which included the death of Njauju’s mysterious death and that of Buleya Lule’s, who was suspected in an albino abduction case but died in police custody.

Former president personal bodyguard Norman Chisale is on remand in a case where he is suspected of involvement in the Njauju case. While 12 police officers are on bail for their alleged hand in Lule’s deat.

Kianja also arrested police officers suspected to have been responsible for the death of  Lule.

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Mikoko
9 months ago

The devilish and biased hrdc at it again. Very sad.

Wachabe
Wachabe
9 months ago

Ok zili bho

AL IBN BATUTA
AL IBN BATUTA
9 months ago

SHOULD HE BE CONFIRMED JUST BECAUSE HE ARRESTED CHISALE 4 TIMES NON STOP .WHAT ABOUT THE DEATH OF BOB MTEKAMA WE NEED ANSWERS.

Vembe
Vembe
9 months ago

I propose that Mwapasa shud be interrogated as some of these gluesome murders took place under his nose

KHARUPA
KHARUPA
9 months ago

I.G wanuyi pa area 30 wapasaandutsa pa dambwe. look at mjority ya ma heads of department. Tsankho la chewa I.G’s is unprecedented. his fellow ntchisi boy Dzonzi was the same.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
9 months ago

Kenako we will be pursuaded to ask Blantyre Adventist o produce a medical file for Late Bob for all to see what he died of.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
9 months ago

HRDC tsopano.

cascade
cascade
9 months ago

HRDC have you commented on the missing albino boy yet?. Or the people that have been abducted at Tengani?

For profit
For profit
9 months ago

A very sad end to an awesome organisation. No wonder they no longer say something when government messes up

Mwini muzi
9 months ago

This IG seems to be the puppet of MCP as was Mwapasa the puppet of DPP. Such people should find it difficult to be confirmed as was the case with Nangwale who failed confirmation during Bingu’s DPP.The country needs a non partisan IG.

Last edited 9 months ago by Mwini muzi
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