Kunkuyu quits PP over ‘personal reasons’: ‘Malawi needs young leaders, am not leaving politics’

Former ruling party Peoples Party (PP) continues to lose some of its executive officials latest being Deputy Publicity Secretary, Moses Nkukuyu who resigned from the political grouping on Wednesday.

Kunkuyu:  Says bye to PP
Kunkuyu: Says bye to PP

Kunkuyu a former Parliamentarian for Blantyre South constituency, joined PP in 2012 after dumping Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and was the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) member.

The former minister of Information in Joyce Banda administration could not say exactly why he is quitting PP, only saying it is personal.

“I think I can serve Malawi better in other capacities, it is not only through a political party that you can serve a country,” said Kunkuyu.

The party has since expressed disappointment with Kunkuyu’s resignation, describing him as a hard working young politician.

In an interview with Nyasa Times on Wednesday, Kunkuyu said was forced to resign from the party that governed the country for two years, due to personal reasons.

”It is my own decision to quit the party. I thought about it at length; and i prayed for it as well,” said Kunkuyu.

He added: ”I didn’t want to quit at a time when things were not ok within the party, but now since the house is in order with leadership on the ground. I decided to tender my resignation.”

Asked about his next move, Kunkuyu said would want to take time to concentrate on his personal businesses but said he has not fully departed the front-line politics.

”I am not hanging my political gloves, I still have passion for my country. I feel i still have drops of political blood in me, so I won’t quit politics because Malawi needs young people like myself,” he

He then vowed he won’t take any step to castigate his former party, saying ”I am not that kind of person, and don’t expect it from me.”

Kunkuyu said would still participate in the country’s politics but through other means than joining or associating himself with any political grouping.

”You won’t see me jumping from political party to the other. I will find my own means of participating in politics but as of now am taking this time to concentrate on my personal life.”

However, his decision to dump PP has been welcomed with disappointment especially from the party.

The Party’s Administrative and Publicity Secretary, Ken Msonda described it as a major blow.

”As a party we are very disappointed. Honourable Kunkuyu was a hardworking and young politician the party would love to have. But since it’s his right, we are accepting his resignation with regrets,”
said Msonda.

Msonda said the party’s executive council would soon meet to discuss and assess as to why the grouping continues to lose some of its members.

”I know honourable Kunkuyu is a prayerful man, and I know he prayed before making this decision. We wish him all the best and will greatly miss him.

”As a party we will assess as to why we continue to lose good people like him; surely we would have loved to retain him.”

Kunkuyu has followed the footsteps of other executive members who dumped the party prior and after May 2014 Tripatite elections.

Others who have quit the party include Sidic Mia, Brown Mpinganjira, Cassim Chilumpha, Harry Mkandawire, Hophmary Makande among others.

Kunkuyu is one of the youngest politicians in the country. In 2009, he was elected Member of Parliament for the Blantyre south constituency on a DPP ticket.

Following the unpopularity of late Bingu wa Mutharika administration, Kunkuyu in 2012 formed Hope Alliance, a pressure group within the party seeking to influence change from within to the Mutharika government.

He then joined Joyce Banda’s PP that took over government after Mutharika’s sudden death in office.

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6 years ago

Munthu wosathandiza azipita ayende bwino zimamuvutanso

Starling Kondowe,from Chikwina CDSS in nkhatabay
Starling Kondowe,from Chikwina CDSS in nkhatabay
6 years ago

A frog does not jump in broad daylight for nothing,when you see it jumping it means there is something for its life or after its life.Please,PP sort out your shortfalls.However,endurance and perceverence are to be fully embraced in times of trouble.Politcians in our country,are not good at these two terms.Follow the examples of njovuyalema,john tembo,in MCP .There are static,they dont jump from one party to another.

6 years ago

good going

6 years ago


Dorothy Nkhoma
Dorothy Nkhoma
6 years ago

Ok.Our Fingers Are Crossed.All The Best.

6 years ago

Your decision to damp us (BT South) was totally bad, u knew sungaphule kanthu ku DZ but kakaka kugwelulitsa mano poyerayera<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< any way all the best but we miss you here, BT south

6 years ago

lets wait an see!

Lucas Magombo
6 years ago

Point of correction, Kunkuyu won Blantyre City South constituency as Independent candidate after beating Jimmy Banda of Dpp, & joined the Dpp government. Soon after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika he joined again the PP of Joyce Banda.

6 years ago

Let MCP alone. Those who are saying joining a party with blood shame to you. Forget that you can tell Malawians about that instead of talking shit about fake DPP who can even not develop the country. Koma inu mmatchula kut MCP ya Magazi mukuwona mmene anthu akuphedwera mdziko muno you completely out of ideas. Anthu akuchotsedwa ziwalo ndi MCP yimeneyo blood fackin zanu please.

6 years ago

Parrot disease, kubwereza zomwe ena adapanga ndikunena,

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