Kachama denies claims of joining politics : ‘I have worked diligently as Malawi police IG’

Lexten Kachama who has been replaced by President Peter Mutharika as Malawi Police Service (MPS) Inspector General (IG) with Rodney Jose has ruled out joining politics , saying he gone on leave pending his retirement and that he has not been sacked.

Kachama: Rerires as top cop but denies joining politics

The former top cop is not due for retirement until June 30 2018.

Under the Malawi Public Service Regulations, a person reaching mandatory retirement age is supposed to be informed three months in advance.

A series of  social media insinuations by the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives suggested  Kachama is a member of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and he is contemplating standing as an MP on the party’s ticket in 2019.

But Kachama has  dismisses such assertion, saying he is  apolitical, saying in his retirement he would venture into farming or business to support his family.

” I don’t have that intention of joining politics, it’s unfortunate that people are pushing me into politics,” said Kachama.

He said he tenure as police chief was characterused by progressive strategies to curb crime , among them increasing mobile patrols and positioning officers at strategic points to increase police visibility.

Proud of his work,  with respect to human rights, Kachama said: “I have done my best ti protect the lives of Malawians and I have  worked diligebtly.”

Kachama said he is “satisfied” that he has done his part since he was appointed IG in 2014 and that he is proceeding to retirement dismissing links to politics as speculated.

Government spokesperson Nicholas Dausi, who is Minister of Information and Communications Technology, said Kachama had reached retirement age and was advised to proceed on leave to exhaust his leave day.

A statement signed by Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhura indicated that  Jose would be acting IG with Duncan Mwapasa as deputy IG (Operations) and John Nyondo as deputy IG (Administration).

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Kachama has performed well. Below are his most outstanding performances. over 50 Albinos killed when he was IG.Over 50 people killed by mob justice including burning of the elderly on suspicion of witchcraft, MK2.4 billion spend on energy foodstuffs for the Police. Over 200 Police officers promoted without merit by selling promotions. This man is a Genius.


Both Mwapasa and Jose can’t pass Public Appointments Commitee led by Menyani and Kamlepo. They have failed Malawians and we don’t need them please appoint John Nyondo or Suwedi full stop.

Chiswa B


Mr Kachama, you haven’t done anything wrong; but being a political position, you wouldn’t expect that performance is a determinant to keeping your job. Politics has demanded that you be removed to make way for another useful stooge/minion. As a smart leader you should have seen this coming. It’s the way the game works but thanks for your achievements. Bwana, as you go on your retirement, remember that crime escalated to dangerous levels and continues to be unabated. If you don’t believe us then you’ll see for yourself when you go into farming business. people are stealing like theres no… Read more »
The Patriot

Well done Sir Kachama, wishing you well in your retirement.However just like any Malawian you are entitled to join politics if you wish to do so.After at your age you are younger than these other nkhalambas fit for old peoples homes but shamelessly clinging to leadership positions .The only reason why some bigots who always see people through tribal prisms think you are MCP is because of your district of origin!
Now lets see if they will accuse Mr Jose of belonging to MCP!

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