Inspector General of Malawi Police, Lexten Kachama, has fired Limbe Police Station officer Grace Kamoto from the service after she was found guilty and convicted by the court if corruption by public servant.
Kachama in a letter dated March 25, 2017 addressed to Limbe Police Station stated that Kamoto has been fired with effect from March 24, 2017.
She was convicted in November 23, 2015 after her arrest in June 2011 for soliciting K4 000 bribe from Patrick Khambaza to grant Pilirani Chimwayi a police bail.
“Grace Kamoto has been dismissed from the Malawi Police Service with effect from March 24 2017 following a court judgement where she was convicted and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and later suspended in view of Section 339 92) of the Criminal and Evidence Code on condition that she performs community service at Limbe Market for 480 hours,” reads Kachama’s letter in part.
According to a report by global watchdog Transparency International, the Malawi’s police are the most corrupt institution in the country.
Meanwhile, at the National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe, officers spouses have raised about K6 million and donated K20 000 plus a wrapper (chitenje) to 256 police officers ‘widows.
The initiative is championed by Ruth Kachama, the wife of the Inspector General.
Kachama said the donation “can make a difference” to the widows.