Lawyer Kanyenda arrested again for fraud: Malawi Fiscal Police confirms
Private practice lawyer David Kanyenda was Wednesday afternoon arrested by Fiscal Police in Blantyre for fraud as he was about to leave the country through Chileka International Airport.
This is the second time Kanyenda has been arrested by Fiscal Police for failing to account for money for his clients in a space of two months.
Head of Fiscal Police Isaac Norman confirmed of Kanyenda’s latest arrest on Wednesday but declined to comment further.
“Yes we have arrested him and we are interrogating him, that’s all I can say,” said Norman in a brief interview.
Insiders said Kanyenda was picked after failing to account for clients money including legal fees amounting to more than K57 million in a case where he represented a group of people who won an unfair dismissal case.
The first time Kanyenda was arrested in March this year, he was accused of embezzling his client, Wisted Chaleka, money including legal fees amounting to K5.8 million.
Chaleka was involved in an accident in 2013 and engaged Kanyenda to claim compensation and successfully claimed the money in 2014 and had been playing hide and seek to give Chaleka the money until he was arrested.
There have been cases of lawyers swindling their clients but the Malawi Law Society (MLS) has been slow in disciplining them.
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One day these should be dealt with street justice
No wonder the legal profession has a convict still bearing the coveted title of Senior Counsel (SC). Really? Where went the decency? You can’t even strip him of the honour of SC. So can the president take counsel from him? Or has the title since been reduced to Senior Crook?
No wonder there is no longer any nobility left in the profession. Not even it’s semblance.
Langotsala tudzi lokhalokha basi.
Our children don’t study law to be thieves but rather safe guard injustices and stand for execution of justice in our society. Don’t envy lawyers of no character like this man who is stealing from the poor
This is what annoys me about my country of birth. How do you expect an ordinary citizens to be law abiding when people that actually studied law use all sorts of technicalities to break the law. We have a body that is supposed to oversee how lawyers conduct themselves ethically and yet they do absolutely nothing to their members that bring such organisations into disrepute. How can one lawyer bring an organisation into shame and yet the custodians of the law seat on the sidelines doing nada. What a nation? That’s why every government official is a schooled thief.
Malawi Law is full of shit! Ti ma lawyer tonse ta pa Nyasaland ndi tokuba!
It is sad that this is happening and we are all seeing the same go swept under the carpet. It has been common practice and most lawyers are notorious for this kind of malpractice. This Kanyenda guy is one amongst many and we let them freely practice and swindle innocent and unsuspecting clients. My questions are, should we say the office of the Solicitor General is not aware of these cases including this particular one? What about the Malawi Law Society? Are you shielding him and other like shaving lawyers because you are contemporaries and cronies in the profession? To… Read more »
Wise commentary, except for the unrelated last paragraph.
Kanyenda ndrama ukudya ndi apoche itimu paja eti. Okhe
Tsoka ili unaliputali. Unauzidwa ndithu kuti apoche simunthu. This is your downfall in broad daylight. Kutha kuja uku
There are just too many Lawyers who are in the same practice and Malawi Law Society is just another SHIT! Many cases have so far been reported to their office but some lawyers are feared by MLS to be called because they shared the stolen money from clients. Many Lawyers change tune when they win a case instead and rob the client as they inflate the figures. But when this is reported to this Useless what you call MLS they dont do anything at all in fear to be exposed. Very Very useless department and if they use taxpayers money… Read more »
MALAWI LAW SOCIETY BWANJI OSATHETSA BUNGWE LIMERI KODI
MBETA and LUSUNGWE do the same things to their clients!! Please Fiscal investigate them too and start arresting them as well. I know of several clients that they have done this to??!!! Especially Mbeta!!!