Malawian President Peter Mutharika Tuesday appointed Lexten Kachama as new Police Inspector General following the resignation of Paul Kanyama Friday on health grounds.
Government chief secretary George Mkondiwa said Kachama’s appointments is “with immediate effect.”
Kachama was Deputy Inspector General of Malawi Police Service before his appointment.
His nomination will be presented to the 193-seat National Assembly for approval.
According to the constitution, the Inspector General of Police shall be appointed by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly by a majority of the members present .
Kanyama was appointed three months ago, replacing retired IG Lot Dzonzi and has become Police IG who served the shortest tenure in the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :