Malawi assets director arrested for interfering with cashgate cases

The newly-appointed Director of Public Officers’ Declarations Christopher Tukula was on Friday 17th October, 2014, arrested by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) .

Tukula:  Arrested
Tukula: Arrested

The corruption-busting body’s spokesperson Egrita Ndala  said in a statement  that  Tukula was arrested for allegedly interfering with investigations the on-going ‘cashgate’ cases.

“The Bureau had established that Mr. Tukula was interfering with potential witnesses by causing them to give false information to the Bureau,” she said.

Ndala said the bureau had earlier obtained a warrant of arrest for Tukula but the Assets Director – through his lawyer Ralph Kasambara – obtained an injunction which has since been discharged by the High Court in Mzuzu.

“He will be taken to court after the bureau has recorded a caution statement from him,” she said.

Tukula’s arrest puts in limbo the future of the newly-established office of the Director of Assets Declaration which was received with fanfare. His office was established to ensure that public officers, including the President, the Vice President, members of Parliament and senior public officers, declare their assets to check corruption.

Being the first ever Assets Declaration Director, Tukula was supposed to establish the office, recruit staff and start receiving the declared assets for the public to scrutinise on demand.

President Mutharika, his deputy Saulos Chilima, cabinet minister and MPs were supposed to declare their assets within 90 days (three months) upon election or appointment. But since there was no director the deadline has long passed. Although Mutharika and Chilima have said they have already declared their assets, the public has no way of inspecting the declared assets since effectively there is no director.

The idea behind the declaration of assets by elected or appointed officers is to check whether whatever assets they acquire while in office is commensurate to the perks of their offices.-Pana

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Chifuniro zidana
Chifuniro zidana
6 years ago

Key mukamtaye ku nkhalango kut asa0nekenxo.

chiso
chiso
6 years ago

onse amangidwe basi

Bonty
Bonty
6 years ago

Kasambala shd oso be locked

Malawi mbava
Malawi mbava
6 years ago

Ok anachekera manja anyani kuti azikagwira kwambiri mpira koma soka ananamiziddwa anayamba nazo kuba ndalama zaboma ndiye osadabwa poti mtima wa nyani ndiwoba mbewu za anthu mminda basi

Gogo-Chatinkha
Gogo-Chatinkha
6 years ago

Musadane naye for nothing…..Chris Tukula has done nothing wrong! This guy could expose all the dirty laundry and linen of the Ruling Party DPP…..The Arrest of Tukula is just a Political Vendata to defeat criminal justice of corruption in Public Sector and Private Sector

mau owawa
mau owawa
6 years ago

Zonse ndi mbava, stupid

Oh
Oh
6 years ago

milomoyo!

Jabulosi
6 years ago

PAC, You have appointed a CROOK/THIEF to this office of integrity!!! How do we progress as a nation???? Thieves/Crooks are defending each other as can be seen now. Suspend this guy from that office before things get out of hand. He is NOT the right person for that office!!!!!

Nyapala
6 years ago

Useless womanizer and Kasambara is mentioned again. This guy has to be locked up by the end of next year to correct his behavious. Kasambara is almost all theft cases.

Mbanangwa
6 years ago

I am perplexed, did mr Arthur munthalika know about this guy? Did he appoint him to help in tampering with some information or some type or what?

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