Malawi’s first female Associate Professor of Law encourages judiciary to serve interests of people

The first female Associate Professor of Law at Chancellor College  –  a constituent of the University of Malawi – Ngeyi Kanyongolo has encouraged lawyers in the country to always stick to their ethics and serve the interest of Malawians instead of few individuals with personal agenda’s.

Ngeyi Kanyongolo.

Kanyongolo said this few days ago after lawyers staged peaceful much demonstrations against governments decision to send the Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda to a forced leave pending retirement.

“As lawyers we should not serve interests of few individuals but always strive to serve Malawians,” Kanyongolo told a local radio.

Commenting on Nyirenda’s forced leave, Nyirenda said it is illegal for government to intrude on judicial matters.

She therefore reminded the Peter Mutharika administration that there are three arms of government and that there must always be ‘separation of powers’.

Kanyongolo said all the three sections need to move together and warned that when one is missing, the whole system may collapse.

She therefore revealed that Chief Justice Nyirenda is supposed to leave office in December 2021.

“His contract expires on December 2021 that is when he will turn 65 [retirement age] so it is up to him to chose if he wants to go on leave or not because he has resting days,” said Kanyongolo.

Lawyers hold peaceful march demonstrations on Thursday protesting executive arm of governments interference on judicial operations.

Ngeyi joined Chanclelor College under the Bachelor of Education programme in 1987.

After her first year, she decided to apply for law. She got the credit grade, passed the interviews and joined the Faculty of Law.

Ngeyi graduated in 1991 and worked in a number of places, including a law firm and an NGO before joining the University of Malawi (Unima)as a law lecturer in 2000.

She once served as president of Women Lawyers Society (WLS).

Her husband Edge Kanyongolo  is also a law expert and professor at the same Chancellor College.

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Tiyeseni Phiri
Tiyeseni Phiri
8 months ago

He loses nothing by proceeding on leave. In fact he creates an opportunity for others to ascend. The executive reminded him about his employment situation in case he had forgotten about it. Any reasonable profession would proceed on leave without whining unless there are some restrictions he has not made public. Even then it would not be attainable. He has no business hanging on, except to satisfy greedy ego!

Pachalo
Pachalo
8 months ago
Reply to  Tiyeseni Phiri

A superfluous analysis at it’s best or atleast a cadet mindset. Who are you trying to whoodwink? The executive loses a case and goes to town castigating the Judiciary and now someone like you cannot see that there some underhand tactics here? O…the CJ suddenly is greedy? What about APM and the DPP…generous?! It appears some people do not understand what they are writing or their brain are simply blue!

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
8 months ago

Ndichiyani chomwe mtumbuka anganene poposa kuchemelera Chakwera ndichilima chifukwa anakwatila kwawooo kkkk

Noxy
8 months ago

Basi tizingomva kuti Lawyer uyu wanena izi Lawyer uyu wanena izi kulibeko ma profession ena oti tiziwamva zimene akuchita.Ma Lawyer wa atopesa ayankhula nthawi yayitali pezaninso ma engineers,madotolo,agriculture,scientists,ayankhulekonso tizimva za ma profession onse.Awa andale ma Lawyer,ma judge phokoso basi.

Charles
Charles
8 months ago

The issue at hand is that the associate professor is encouraging lawyers to stick to their ethics by serving Malawians and not those of individuals with hidden agendas. It is not about how she goes about her lecturing! If you are her student and do not understand her lectures then it is no surprise and between you and her, who is the dunderhead here?

Frustrated with DPP
Frustrated with DPP
8 months ago

You would think a Professor of Law educated in the USA that lectured aspiring lawyers would Know the separation of the Judiciary and the Executive and National Assembly and would not be publicly critical,. THAT’S WHY am VOTING UTMCP Tuesday.

Chinsinga
Chinsinga
8 months ago

Kusuta chamba mai awa

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago
Reply to  Chinsinga

Ai iwe nduyo

Disappointed Citizen
Disappointed Citizen
8 months ago

No need to be nasty. Just share your views. Here it shows that you the one with those attributes.

Joseph Banda
Joseph Banda
8 months ago

Good you passed your exams. No bedroom legal opinions will help Malawians. Probably what the government does is less than what the legal fraternity does. Do you know we are going for election for the President and not the Chief Justice. When destructions were happening and you believe you are an independent organ of government, what did you do? Even a simple comment but giving INJUCTIONS TO THE GOVT’s actions in preference to the terrorists. Why not commenting on the MK 9.7 Billion you want to steal? MUSATINYANSE INU!!!!!!!

Malawi citizen
8 months ago

Iwe ndiye mbuzi . She is a brilliant woman. Jelasi yanuyo mudya yomweyo . Akazi ako nde mbuzi ya munthu. Ntchito chigololo

Bauleni
8 months ago

Za mkutu basi. She is a trash lecturer and her views are rubbish. she knows nothing fails to lecture even pa zambia pompa. A dunderhead loud mouth

Kamchezera
Kamchezera
8 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

This woman used to smoke chamba like hell…Lero nkamamva ndinu a Professor one happy..Koma tizidyabe jah root

Cosy Chisale
Cosy Chisale
8 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Cadet on the prowl

Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
8 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Truly the President was a trash Lecturer if you Google rate your Professor. Very POOR MARKS for APM

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

Oooooooh

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Cadet uyu

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