MEC Commissioner Kunje says not hiding: Police wants her for endangering President Chakwera’s life

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Linda Kunje has said she is not hiding and there is no need for Malawi Police to blow out of proportion that they are hunting to arrest her  for allegedly obstructing President Lazarus Chakwera’s convoy on Thursday.

Kunje: Section 64 is crosscutting-Photo by Jordan Simeon-Phiri

Eastern Region Police spokesperson Joseph Sauka  said Kunje defied traffic police orders to stop her vehicle paving way for Chakwera’s convoy

The presidential convoy was heading to Zomba from Blantyre.

On Friday, police arrested Kunje’s driver John Tewesa on the matter and Police said they raided Kunje’s house in Lilongwe and hotels but could not find the MEC Commissioner.

Sauka said “Malawians of goodwill, who know commissioner Kunje’s whereabouts should inform her that she is wanted by police.”

Kunje, however, said the matter is being politicised and believes there is a political vendetta.

“ I am not hiding,” said Kunje.

The Commissioner  said she has been working in the field for MEC assignments, and that “there is no need for manhunt” as if she is at large.

Police said they would slap Kunje and her driver Tewesa with charges of conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Sauka said Kunje’s car endangered the president’s life which could also be a treasonable offence.

But Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which nominated Kunje to MEC, accused  the Tonse Alliance government of an attempt to silence dissent.

Party spokesman Brown Mpinganjira said Kunje is being targeted  together with her fellow DPP-sponsored MEC Commissioner Jean Mathenge.

Kunje and Mathanga  were returned from the previous embattled commission that presided over the May 21, 2019 Tripartite Elections whose presidential election was nullified over irregularities.

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kingcobra
kingcobra
7 months ago

chi kunje ichi cha ma rubbish

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
7 months ago

Kunje and Mpinganjira are politicising the traffic offence

Noxy
7 months ago

I like Kunje she is bold and never shaken by events.She is an extraordinary mind.Her boldness makes Onse A Liars sick.

Medson
Medson
7 months ago

Hahaha Tonse government
During campaign mnawuza mtundu wa a malawi kuti mkazatenga boma izi zama sayilini zatha nanga izi.
Kkkkkkkkkkk

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
7 months ago
Reply to  Medson

but it does not mean committing traffic offence, they are still in the laws

Bhumalokeys
Bhumalokeys
7 months ago

WAKHAULITSA MA POLICE AKU MALAWI. dELU dELU. kunje is another MAFIA ACHEPA A POLICE NDI WANA OKHA OKHA.KUNJE NDI ULENDO WENI WENI.
Komabe akanakhala beauty kukanavuta kwambiri

Nalingula
Nalingula
7 months ago

She just an attention seeker…What’s so special with her ,those of us who were on the road that day stopped …I have said this when she appeared before Parliamentary Committee…and will repeat it …She lacks emotional intelligence ….A reasonable person holding a Public Office … though one of the incompetents Crew…

Marclean Mpinganjira
Marclean Mpinganjira
7 months ago
Reply to  Nalingula

I agree totally with you, what kind of a person she’s, someone holding that kind of office is supposed to be one of self respect and respect them that deserves that respect…This was a very simple thing to obey…She’s a disgrace honestly..

Ndata Boy
7 months ago
Reply to  Nalingula

I think the woman is mentally challenged. I mean seriously something is very wrong with her upstairs.

Rakhishana
Rakhishana
7 months ago

Kunje challenged Police officers about her whereabouts and said that she could not stop for Chakwera as she was so tired.She is now moving with her lawyer to further challenge the Police.

Chathengo
Chathengo
7 months ago

Kunje thinks she is above the law. She thinks she is a mafia.

Achachanda apa town
Achachanda apa town
7 months ago

I thought Chakwera has been condemning the system of holding other road users when the President is passing?

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
7 months ago

That is why he is using a single lane.

Kanchenga
Kanchenga
7 months ago

Yes you are right. These days all you have to do is pullover for one or two minutes then the journey continues. During DPP period we used to be stopped at KIA turn-off while Peter is just leaving Kamuzu Palace for the airport.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
7 months ago

It’s the drivers fault not passenger.

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
7 months ago

Ever heard of the word ‘consipiracy:

Marclean Mpinganjira
Marclean Mpinganjira
7 months ago

It’s not the driver’s fault, Kunje herself instructed/ordered the driver not to pave way for the president, she actually said chakwera amandinyasa, imagine that boss..

Bolingo
Bolingo
7 months ago

It’s not drive fault no no no.

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