Malawi appoints its first ever Phd police chief Kainja: Chigwenembe is deputy

Police officer  Dr George Kainja has made history after he has been appointed the first doctorate holder in the Malawi Police Service  to be Inspector General of Police.

Dr George Kainja: New Police chief
Mwapasa: Out
Chigwenembe:  Deputy inspector general

Kainja  replaces Acting Inspector General of Police Duncan Mwapasa.

Mwapasa, who was Deputy Inspector General of Police responsible for operations, was appointed by former president Peter Mutharika in August 2019 as acting IG and has been in that position since waiting for confirmation from parliament.

He  once worked as guard commander for the late Bingu wa Mutharika, before he was deployed to Rumphi Police Station as officer in-charge during president Joyce Banda’s time.

Mwapasa suffers from a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadet tag.

However.  Kainja who has been Commissioner of  Police Southern Region and has been serving as Director of Research,  Planning and Police Reforms.

Kainja, who was recently appointed to be Malawi’s deputy Ambassador to Zimbabwe, obtained an injunction against former president Mutharika’s decision to send him to the diplomatic mission.

According to the injunction, which was granted by Justice Charles Mkandawire, through his lawyer Gift Nankhuni, government was restrained from effecting the appointment.

Kainja has been in Police service for close to 30 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Chancellor College and a Doctorate of Philosophy.

Meanwhile,  Commissioner of Police Demester Chigwenembe,a former Police College commandant,  has been promoted to the rank of deputy insector general of police.

New President Lazarus Chakwera, sworn in in June, wants the police to be professional service.

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Ankhwinda
7 months ago

Congrats

God is with Us = Emmanuel

Yes he did Bachelor of Education and was taught by Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano and that was chemistry. Chemistry is one of the toughest subjects at Chancellor College next to Physics and Mathematics. I hope he is as tough as chemistry. We do not want to see politics in government departments as was the case with the regime that we booted out. UDF started these things and they were made worse by the useless old man Peter Muthalika. APM never campaign because he relied on theft through Jane Ansah and Alfandika.

PHRIWAPHIRI
7 months ago

i thought the coming of Tonse meant that there will no traffic officers on the roads heheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

DANIELphiri
DANIELphiri
7 months ago

Ladies and Gentlemen, in modern days there are too many Doctors and Professors in this country but their performance is very low as compared with those people without even a degree. I have many examples which I could have listed but the owners have not permitted me doing so. PhD’s are there but the holder matters.Even in our cabinet better include people who have no degrees but best performer.The quality of such degrees matter and you can see the originality of the said degrees for instance Jerusalem University, Abale School ndiyabwinodi koma eeeeeesh MULUNGU NDIYE CHIKONDI.I am so happy that… Read more »

khumhro
khumhro
7 months ago
Reply to  DANIELphiri

Mwapasa and Kabambe have gone but Kabango and his friend will soon go

JONES
JONES
7 months ago

Moreover having a doctorate does not mean a lot to me. I have seen many holders of such beautiful accolades of those great scholarly art perform next to zero.
I can see that even this cabinet will be re-shuffled before the end of 6 months. Some ministers will not perform. I zero on Belekanyama who is only a party loyalist from Kamuzu time. It is total appeasement.

Iantana
Iantana
7 months ago

Former IG Dr. Lexten Kachama..check your records..ndipo school ndiyofunikira inde sitikukana koma following chipani ndi otipanga appoint ndizomwe amalawi tisakufuna. All in all Congratulations and wishing Mr. D. Mwapasa a happy life after POLICE or wherever he goes naye served Dziko lake mmene akanathera!

Sulemani Bendulo
7 months ago

Kainja’s PhD is not genuine, he got it from one of the diploma mills Colombia Commonwealth University. We need real PhD’s not these fake ones.

2020 BOMA
2020 BOMA
7 months ago

Cadet wapita, a police amatchedwa Cadet because of Mwapasa, basi akapume,

Tizowele
Tizowele
7 months ago

PhD is not relevant to the job at hand. That’s why the police college in zomba or police college anywhere do not issue PhDs. One of the best IG was a school drop out who successfully attended police college and attended officers courses until he became IG. He was mc William lunguzi father to juliana

Namulondola Njira
7 months ago
Reply to  Tizowele

I think you fancy Juliana. Lunguzi has other children not only Juliana. His favourite was Lawrence. There are others who did well without a degree like Kamwana who performed well during Kamuzu era, and many that followed after him. Mwapatsa rose to the rank and file because of hardwork. Very humble young man, only evil people hated him.

NJERWA
NJERWA
7 months ago

Please writer, dont emphasise much on PhD; you will raise high expectations and eventually invite questions. However, my problem in these important institutions is succession. Therefore, since, this inspector general appears knowledgeable he should develop a succession plan which should be endorsed and respected by the higher leadership.
Congratulation to my old friend Chigwenembe. God is good all the time.

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