Kanyama resigns as Malawi Police IG: MPs trash his appointment

Inspector General of Police Paul Kanyama has resigned amidst resistance by members of parliament to confirm his appointment to the post.

Kanyama: Pulled a fast one to resign

Kanyama: Pulled a fast one to resign

President Peter Mutharika appointed Paul Kanyama alongside Rodney Jose for the post of Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General of Police respectively after the resignation of Loti Dzonzi who was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative of Malawi to the United Nations in New York, United States of America.

His name was taken to parliament by Home Affairs Minister Paul Chibingu for confirmation on Friday but many opposition lawmakers particularly from MCP rejected his name on grounds of education credentials.

The MPs also argued that Kanyama can not head a reformed Police service.

But Kanyama sensing danger of being rejected, pulled a fast one and has since resigned.

Police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo said Kanyama has resigned “on health grounds.”

Kanyama himself said “I am no longer Inspector General of Police, I have resigned.”

“I am in poor health, yes so much that it will not be in the interest of my family to continue doing this work in the state of my health,” said Kanyama.

“I joined the Malawi police 1978 and that is a long time ago,” he continued, adding: “Police work is self demanding and stressful and with my poor health it does not augur well.”

“I was diagnostic (sic) of diabetes in 2008,” he said.

Kanyama said he collapsed on Thursday due to high sugar levels  and wants to recuperate home.

Before being appointed as Deputy IG in June 2014, Kanyama was serving as Regional Commissioner for the North and also as Officer In charge for Blantyre and Limbe Police Stations.

Government then withdrew his appointment from being approved by parliament.

Nyasa Times reported recently that Kanyama already retired from the service and received his severance pay from the government.

Meanwhile, the police deputy chief  Rodney Jose is incriminated in the murder of a University of Malawi student in 2011, Robert Chasowa. Justice on the murder of the student has been defeated.

Most suspects of the murder are regime agents including Noel Masangwi, a powerful member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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nsanje boy
Guest

oooh! whose gonna lead the service?

Wezzie
Guest

Don’t just say graduate because all the graduates in the Malawi Police are graduates who have failed to perfome in their fields.They Joined the Police for green PASTURE..Check it Up.C U.

SHEMAGIE
Guest

Akapume!

Mkwinja
Guest

Kupenya maso ankhono nkudekha wayitha bola waphako……….

John Muchizi
Guest

I cry for my country. A country without a vision will surely perish. How would a country with a vision appoint someone with 37 years of working and with MSCE qualifications to head an important institution as Malawi Police. Kanyama was too old to manage the police. The fact that he worked for 37 years without improving his education confirms his unfitness to run the police. And how does a country with a vision appoint a non graduate to head such an institution in the 21st century specifically 2015. Shame Lo!

ALHAJI SHARIA
Guest

ASAAAAAAAA…. IN A ROTTEN COUNTRY LIKE MALAWI, IT WILL NOT BE UNUSUAL TO SEE A CRIMINAL SUSPECT DEPUTY IG APPOINTED TOP COP. JUST IMAGINE CHASOWA BEING YOUR SON.

Mark chikweni
Guest

Tatiuzani bwino mukuti kwa Masasa chachitika ndichiyani?

Maumau
Guest

umana kanyama unayambana ndi anthu olakwika yatsala ndi ambush.

Professor Amtumbo Pa Mulanje (APM)
Guest
Professor Amtumbo Pa Mulanje (APM)

Koma mukumatha sikiliti Ku bed?

Nango wa kho
Guest

Kodi a Malawi chizungu, mmachitenga, ngati nyambo? President wa ku Russia, China Egypt the list continues. … chizungu alibe nacho mncthito.
What we want ku MPS ndi munthu wa changu odana ndi u mbanva komaso asakhale wadyera.
Enanu mupanga phokoso za police simukuzidziwa. Why mixing politics ndi police ?
Constitution yathu isinthe. A phungu sadziwa za security .kodi Police commission mukutani?
School ya bwana yo mwaiona lero?
Chosani a police a MSCE mulembane ma graduates akuba funding.
Wake up parliamentarians do your respective jobs stop putting yr eyes on police too much.
To The President I say sorry , zadziwika kuti nduna zanu mzakuba zikuvutani.

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