Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General (SG) Bintony Kutsaira has quit the party to rejoin Malawi Congress Party (MCP), he has confirmed.
Kutsaira who was head of National Intelligence Service (NIS) during the DPP regime, said he has dumped the DPP “on personal reasons”.
But MCP administrative secretary Portipher Chidaya expressed no knowledge of Kutsaira’s rejoining the party.
“We are not aware about that,” he said.
Chidaya said it was advisable to rejoin MCP through the party’s grassroot structures.
Kutsaira, who described MCP as “the party of the moment right now”, first cut his political teeth with MCPwhere he was a member of parliament until he fell out of favour with the party president John Tembo
He defected to DPP where, upon losing his parliamentary seat back to the MCP in 2009 general elections, he rose to the position of Secretary General replacing another former MCP guru Dr Heterwick Ntaba who was unceremoniously removed from the position.
Kutsaira was also sacked from the SG post and DPP replaced him with former regional governor Wakuda Kamanga.
He also served as Presidential Advisor on Youth Development and Welfare.
Recently, government fired Kutsaira in the ministry agriculture where he was presidential advisor on agriculture for contesting during the DPP national convention contrary to civil service requirements.