Malawi Police released on unconditional Noel Kaiya, a ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadet who was seen with a pistol when he accompanied Ben Phiri, the most powerful former aide of President Peter Mutharika, to a function in Thyolo after it failed to trace the gun.
Police arrested Kaiya on October 12 after his picture with a pistol revealed in his pair of trousers at the public function went viral on social media.
National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said the law enforcers were interested to question the DPP cadre to establish how he got the gun.
Police has since pressed charges of being found in possession of military attire to Kaita, 42, from Kwanjana Villagem Traditional Authority Nchiramwera in Thyolo District.
Phiri, who is DPP Director of Operations or Field Marshall, was launching his K10 million football, netball and bawo trophies when Kaiya brandished pistol in public.
But Phiri has disowned Kaiya, saying despite knowing him as a Thyolo homeboy, he is not part of his security detail.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :