Kachama appointed new Malawi Police IG

Malawian President Peter Mutharika Tuesday appointed Lexten Kachama as new Police Inspector General following the resignation of Paul Kanyama Friday on health grounds.

Kachama: New police chief
Kachama: New police chief

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.

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victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
6 years ago

Kachama is professionally a good cop. But check on how he has acquired wealth. He is questionably too rich for his position. He owns a number of trucks, farms, houses and mini-buses. Four years ago he imported between 4 and 6 mini-buses at once.

Are these guys investigated before being appointed?

KUMBUYOKO
KUMBUYOKO
6 years ago

ABINO GONE WITH THE LITTLE GIRL AH !! MWANA WOPANDA MANTHA UYU THIS IS YOUR GRAND GRAND FATHER NO MANYAZI, MALINGA IMALOWA NAKWANA

Kumbuyo Kucheta
Kumbuyo Kucheta
6 years ago

Kachama is an automatic choice for the position of Inspector General, no need to attend PAC of Parliament interviews, just confirm him the gentleman is,very much fitting for the post.

Livulezi river.
Livulezi river.
6 years ago

Apa a pulezidenti ndiye simukukondera ndithu. Just imagine after the parly rejected that Dedza guy( Kanyama ), you have gone further to Kasungu, another central region district for this Kachama fellow! If this guy can be rejected again of which I am 100% doubtful, just pick mwana wa pa Chiradzulu uyu Wiison Matinga. After all he is now no.3 in police hierarchy. Nthawi yoti ma galajuweti adyerereno yafika!!!!! Kikikikikiki!!!!!!

Livulezi river.
Livulezi river.
6 years ago

If the parliament will not confirm you as an IG, I will personally single handedly confirm you! I have dealt with so many police officers in my life, but I had never come across one like this guy, Kachama. He is a down to earth guy with a vision. He respects everyone in regardless of size, age, status and where he/ she is coming from. Another guy is Mr Chambakata now based at police HQS. He treats people with respect as if he is a junior, yet he is a regional traffic officer( centre). Anthu inu, pitilizani makhalidwe anu abwinowo… Read more »

Wolemekezeka a Tcheya
Wolemekezeka a Tcheya
6 years ago

Congratulations are in order to this respected Police Officer who has served his country with dedication. And I wish Mr Kanyama all the best as he retire for the second time. True sons of Malawi.

kaferapanja
kaferapanja
6 years ago

Koma maina amenewa nanenso ndasintha dzina ndikhala kasoma.

Patriot
Patriot
6 years ago

Kanyama……Kachama
Kikikikikiki

mangochi kabwafu
mangochi kabwafu
6 years ago

Mlakho?

Hot Iron
Hot Iron
6 years ago

Congrats Bwana Kachama and Bwana President is right in appointing you. You are a capable man. Continue being humble but be tough on the criminals. Strengthen prevention of criminal acts as a priority and may Allah grant you guidance as you serve mother Malawi in your new capacity.

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