Lawyer Kanyenda released on bail after spending a night in police custody
Blantyre-based private practice lawyer David Kanyenda walked home on Thursday after being released on bail by the Blantyre Magistrate Court following his arrest on Wednesday afternoon.
Nyasa Times reported earlier that Kanyenda was arrrested by Fiscal and Fraud Section of Malawi Police for allegedly misappropriating a client’s funds.
Kanyenda was arrested at Chileka International Airport on his arrival from South Africa.
Lawyer Chancy Gondwe, who filed a bail bid, confirmed Kanyenda spent a night in police custody but has been granted bail.
He declined to give details of the charges Kanyenda is facing.
National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera, who confirmed the arrest, also declined to divulge further details on the matter to “avoid jeopardising investigations.”
He said details of the matter will be disclosed “at an appropriate time.”
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.
This is the second arrest within three months for Kanyenda after the same fiscal police in Blantyre also put him in the cooler in March for allegedly embezzling K5.8 million in client’s money.
There have been cases of lawyers swindling their clients but the Malawi Law Society (MLS) has been slow in disciplining them.
MLS Mwiza Nkhata said lawyers are not above the law and like anybody else, they are also subjected to the same laws of the land when they commit a crime.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Bloody stinking thieves!! ALL the so called lawyers in malawi are criminals, they all steal together! They have learnt from kasambara(the biggest criminal) that’s why people call them baby kasambaras!! Bloody dogs
TIKUFUNA FILE YA ANTHU 12 A DPP CADETS YIMENE MUKUTI YASOWA. “WE WANT A FILE CASE OF TWELVE DPP CADETS THAT HAS GONE MISSING.” LEAVE KANYENDA ASIDE. WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE ARE YOU? LUCIUS BANDA IS RIGHT WHEN HE SAYS- “AWA SI ANTHU KOMA NDI ZITHUMWA ZOTUMIDWA NDI SATANA.” DPP LEADERSHIP IS FULFILLING THE WORK OF THE DEVIL. ALL ARE DEVILISH FROM THE HEAD TO THE FEET.
Very very unfair. Here in Malawi these rights are allien and we are yet to get accustomed to them. This is unfair.. He could have been warned first being a first offender. To forgive is divine please ku Police ndikoopsya.. Mukanawakhululukira choonde.
A ma Animal rights should do a lot to sensize anthu. However if it was a case of calming a hot tempered individual who could be dangerous to the people around him mwina kuopa kuti angaphenso munthu mwina which I doubt.
Kudya ndalama za client ndiko kumupha client’yo
Nkhani ili pamtundapa ndiya a Kanyendatu.
MLS should not be too reticent about legal practitioners playing around with clients’ hard earned money after fruitful litigation. As a body regulating the interests of lawyers, act with due speed when such matters are brought to your attention so as to stonewall the matter being taken to the Fiscal and Fraud Police or the Solicitor General. It is very unsettling. To Davide, please, put in place a mechanism to pay back installements, assuming that the amount in question is indeed true
Wnanso ndi uyu ali mu Falls mu kuno ku Lilongwe. Amangodya ndalama konanso kunyenga ma hule ku Mangochi Rest house!
Toothless MLS. They protect one another. All graduated for the only Malawi Law School. What do you expect? Crap
another Chiotcha……people who scandalize the legal profession