Malawi recalls diplomat Brigadier Chirwa from Kenya

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has recalled the country’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Brigadier Marcel Chirwa (retired) who was arrested during the DPP-era under late president Bingu wa Mutharika on trumped up charges of treason.

Brigadier Marcel Chirwa: Recalled

Brigadier Marcel Chirwa: Recalled

Chirwa was initially posted to the east African country by former president Joyce Banda as deputy high commissioner when Malawi mission in Nairobi was reopened on March 1, 2013.

Government has said the recall is a normal process.

“This is a fresh recall, so he is not into the country yet. Government regulations provide for at least three-month notice service before one reports back home to allow for proper winding up  of government and personal business in the country one has been serving,”  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesperson Quent Kalichero is quoted as saying.

Chirwa’s recall comes at a time when he is still mourning the death of his son, a journalist Denis Chirwa who was brutally murdered by unknown assailants in Nairobi recently.

He was arrested in 2008 by the Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration on suspicion that they wanted to overthrow the government.

Chirwa was  arrested alongside former UDF secretary general Kennedy Mwakwangwala, former Blantyre mayor John Chikakwiya, former inspector general of the Malawi Police Service Joseph Aironi, former Malawi Police commissioner Matthews Masoapyola, and former commander of the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) late Joseph Chimbayo.

They were subsequently charged with treason. Both Chimbayo and Aironi were removed in 2005 by late Mutharika for perceived loyalty to former president Bakili Muluzi.

In addition, other active-duty military generals Brig. Cosgrove Mituka and Brig. Juvenalis Mtende, Commander of the Zomba Air Wing – were also detained for questioning.

Muluzi was also charged with treason but the case turned up to be trumped up. Government compensated the arrested people for wrongful imprisonment and Muluzi is also pushing for his compensation.

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Kangandikambewa
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Iwe Oluza ndiwe mbuzi, hope u wrote ur commeng under the influence of weed and sachets hangover. Chirwas are tonga, dont display ur stupidity here, ignoramus begot

sidington mhone
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Ndale zokokana our country will never develop. Be mature good people. Love your country.

mpimpa
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he went there because of politics and he is coming back because of the same politics«« pimpa

Oluza ali m'boma
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Abwere basi ,ena apiteko , palibepo nkhani apa , kodi ikhale nkhani chifukwa ndi mbwenumbwenu,nanga ena anzigawo zinazi abwerawa bwanji inu atumbuka simumanena kathu.

peter chimangeni
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Azibwela basi palibe chodabwitsa onse abwelawa iyeyo ndiye wopambana?

Mavi patako
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A malawi kodi amene mukunyoza ndi kusangalala mawa zinthu zikamazasintanso musazanene kuti akukondela or against alomwe or south be aware ndi mawa ngati ndipathali posachedwapa malawi asintha mulungu atiyanka, remember ndi mawa.

Chikopa
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Ya over 200 cars ibwera liti

Patriot
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Nanga mabvuto tiri nawowa akhonza liti?

Steve Kamkwalala
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Mavuto ake ngati chiyani. Just mention them. I will come back to you. Iam waiting

Gift Kayipa.
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Abwere poti boma lalamula,koma sibwino kusitha maudindo anyhow.pali yositha maudindo vuto si APM koma system yathu

Mercy Gogoda
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Watsala Capricorn (Reuben Ngwenya) amene anapangitsa kuti ma Brigadier ndi General anamangidwawo kuti akalowe ku Maula. Mbuya Chinauluka, chinatelemuka. Unaona ngati anjako ndi phenembe? Wa, walonganji mphale?

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