Kaliati touts Mwenifumbo as ‘matured politician’ at UTM Karonga by-election campaign launch

UTM Party officials on Sunday asked Karonga central constituents to vote for Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo as their member of parliament during the November 10 by-election,  arguing he is the only one who has all it takes to develop the area.

Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo: UTM candidate
UTM Lupembe Ground rally
UTM campaign for Mwenifumbo in Karonga

This was said by UTM officials who included  party vice president Michael Usi and  secretary general Patricia Kaliati,  among others, at Lupembe Ground as they officially launched the by-election campaign for their candidate Mwenifumbo.

Kaliati told hundreds of constituents that the party opted for Mwenifumbo because “he is matured in politics and has many links with a high possibility of changing the face of the constituency.”


She  ranted at Mwenifumbo’s opponents for insulting the party’s president and state vice president,  Saulos Chilima,  during their campaigns in the constituency.

“I have heard that some senior politicians who invade this area to campaign for their candidate are insulting Chilima by saying he was simply used so that they win the  fresh presidential election. But let me tell you: we will not be taken for fools. As a party,  we simply don’t want to bring confusion but peace,” said Kaliati.

She asked Mwenifumbo’s supporters not to fight back people who are provoking them, saying UTM is a peaceful party.

“UTM stands on four pillars: love, unity, respect and peace. So don’t fight back. If they blocked your way as they did yesterday or stoned you first forgive them and take the matter to relevant authorities,” she advised.

Usi on his part described those attacking Chilima as politically uncultured.

According to Usi, Chilima and President Lazarus Chakwera have cordial relationship.

“Sometimes it is children who influence confusion amongst their parents. Chilima and Chakwera have cordial relationship, and those who will destroy their relationship will be the followers. We voted for the two to bring peace and develop the country,” said Usi.

Taking to the podium,  Mwenifumbo pleaded with his followers to fight back those insulting them and Chilima by voting for him and the UTM in large numbers on November 10,  saying the win will be a great victory for the UTM family.

Karonga Nyungwe legislator who is also a senior UTM member, Kenneth Ndovie,   said voting for Mwenifumbo will  strengthen the party in the district as it will have two MPs plus many councilors.

Mwenifumbo is facing Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate, Leonard Mwalwanda, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Ernest Mwalughali and independent candidate Florence Nthakomwa.

The by-election follows the death of Dr. Cornelius Mwalwanda who was also MCP senior member.

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1 year ago

Karonga Central must not make mistake to pick Candidate who has no knowledge of the area. Mwenifumbo has resources and stand a better chance to develop the area than the rest of the Contestants

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Maturity ya Frank Mwenifumbo ili pati? Watha zipani zingati uyu? I give you the benefit of doubt because you were expelled from dpp. Koma Frank Tumpale ayi ndithu. Frank pali ndalama ndi akazi amafatsapo adye basi. Frank is a crook.

1 year ago

my take is that you dont just cvote for someone simply because he was the son of a departed MP, no. I strongly feel Mwenifumbo is much better placed to fight for the constituenc than Mwalwanda in every sense of the word. Think aboiyt what has Mwalwanda done? where was he all this time? Look at which of the two would be more actie that the other? Who would make more sense in Parliament? = Mwenefumbo

Rise and shine
Rise and shine
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan

Right! We don’t need anymore Flyness’ in parliament we need people who are well spoken, well versed with issues, educated, who can really speak for us and that is Mwenifumbo !!

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
1 year ago

Never Again: Not Tumpale anymore. He is a spent force, he must pay for his sins: Mwenilondo, Vokolani, Mlindayifwa, Ngosi, Lughali, Lupembe, Chiwondo, etc do not make a mistake. Kick the guy out forever!!!!!!

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