Karonga youths irked by Chief Kyungu 

Youths in the northern region of Malawi have on Wednesday penned the international community to slap a travel ban on Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga and Chitipa over his dictatorial behavior.

Kyungu: Accuse dof oppressing the youth
Kyungu: Accuse dof oppressing the youth

According to three page document dated 19th October, 2016 and signed by Ipyana Nthakomwa, Harris Kamyelemuka and FanwelSimwaka of the Power of Peace Network (an organization that unite the youths in the north), Kyungu’s behavior is infringing the youth rights.

The documents also described the chief as a bootlicker who has failed to lead his subjects.

“As the youths in the north, we are much concern and affected by the dictatorial leadership of Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga and Chitipa,” read part of the document.

The document asked the law experts to civic educate Kyungu especially on issues concerning democracy.

The youths also remind Kyungu that they were the ones fighting for his freedom when he was in exile in Austria during Kamuzu Banda’s era.

“He don’t want us to exercise our rights, for instance he has been chasing the Karonga based youth activist Steven Simsokwe from more important meetings. He regards Simsokwe as a threat to him especially because of saying the truth,” added the document.

“We therefore want you to take prompt step that will make Kyungu stops his unjustified animosity against the youths, consider a travel ban and fire him in any organization he is working with or stop funding it,” said the document.

Kyungu is also accused for violating his power by chasing some civil servants and religious leaders in his area for failing to speak his Ngonde language.

In a separate interview with Nyasa Times, Simsokwe who is the most powerful and influential youth activist said the chief is putting his life at risk.

“At first he told President Peter Mutharika that he will chase me out of this district and now he is chasing me in important meeting that I attend but he will not succeed as I am ready,” warned Simsokwe.

When contacted, Kyungu was not answering his mobile phone to the media for a comment.

However, Nyasa Times understand that Kyungu was working together Simsokwe in fighting for the community’s problems before becoming the chief.

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6 years ago

The Stupid useless person so called Simsokwe, How old r u that u had fought for Kyungu when he was in exile? History ikupweteketsani if u think u have enough knowledge. Hu r u that u cn challenge Kyungu in that territory? What value do u hav in that area or and what any historical capacity do u hold to be part &Parcel of that land? F*ck u and u must be very STUPID. Tima organisation tanu tayamba liti kuti muyambe kusimbwapo apa? The 1 and only organisation known to people in karonga is FOCUS and Chikolopa drama group as… Read more »

prof. Odiyayo
prof. Odiyayo
6 years ago

Karonga youths learn to be Malawians and responsible citizens. It is un-Malawian and immoral to falsely accuse a chief as ignorant of democracy yet he is a graduate of political scientist, freedom fighter and wide exposure as opposed to all of you. Mtemi-wa-temi is doing his job. It is the youth leader and his cadres are misguided people and heirs of Mlozi and Jumbe.

6 years ago

zoona akuphwanya ufulu wama youths..anakwatilanso msikana ndiye akuganizani kuti achinyamata akapwala kuti?

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