Kamlepo loses case against MRA, Malawi Police

High Court Judge Rolland Mbundula has discharged a order restraiing  Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) officers and  police from further investigating three cars of Rumphi East member of Parliament (MP) Kamlepo Kalua which they impounded  before releasing them.

Kalua: Loses case

Kalua, who is also  vice-president of Peoples Party (PP),  claimed MRA and police action was politically influenced, unreasonable and malicious

Maganizo Chinkoko, MRA senior tax investigation officer and lead investigator during the raid, Edwin Magalasi, assistant commissioner for police and regional criminal investigations officer (Southern Region) and Winstone Honde, an officer at MRA  led a raid of Kalua’s house in Nkolokosa Township, Blantyre where they seized a Mercedes Benz and a Toyota V8 belonging to Kalua’s son Penjani, on allegation that they were smuggled into the country.

The legislator, through lawyer Wanangwa Jere, has been demaning damages in court for the injuries he suffered namely, being put to public shame and ridicule, embarrassed in his reputation and credit as an MP as well as being put in serious public odium and has suffered in his self-esteem and estimation of reasonable members of society.

But in his determination in civil case number 142 of 2017 at the High Court in Blantyre ,  Justice Mbvundula argued that MRA and police demonstrated that there were matters warranting  some investigations and there was also reasonable suspicion in the issues, warranting further probe as to what transpired.

The seized vehicles, including a grounded Jeep, were later returned after the legislator obtained an injunction against the action.

Kalua is also currently embroiled in another battle with the police as he is being accused of staging his own abduction.

He has since dismissed the assertions by the law enforcers, saying it is bent on tarnishing his image.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

This is what we call selective justice. The judiciary should have acted professionally and ethically in other high profile cases with no regard for party affiliations. CSOs should now work with private investigators and lawyers to charge those criminals who left off the hook. They should go for them one by one even doing it pro bono. It will be their contribution to society

Mbulunji
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Mbulunji

Malawi Police well done.Kamlepo thinks that he is more clever than the authorities.It is a sad story that the people of Rumphi East,could have voted for a crook criminal.Since he was elected,he has not done anything to help the people of East Rumphi apart from his own interests.A good lesson for voters.This guy has not gone far with his education hence,he went to South Africa for manual jobs.The fact is,he is not a politician,but an opportunist who relies on lies.When his father past away in Tanzania,he had no money to go there for the funeral of his father.Kindly enough,Bakili Muluzi… Read more »

Fillipo
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Fillipo

MRA should now go and all those vehicles NDIZOKUBA call Interpol to take them back KUBA KWANYANYA KU MALAWI KULIBENSO JUSTICE

Ecclessia
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Ecclessia

So all that secret loyalty to DPP didnt work? We thought PP helped DPP to defeat the electoral bills SO WHY are you losing the court case?

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Maybe this underlines or demonstrates the independence of the Court, under DPP. Which is a good thing.

Peter
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Peter

Pa malawi.Mr Kalua loses case BUT mr chaponda won the case.kkkkk????????????

Makolija
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Makolija

Evidence my brother! Evidence!

chimanga chaponda
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Malawi courts are there only for the government of the day…… Shame on all lawyers, magistrates, judges (mis judges and chief mis justice)

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