MP Kabwila says Nankhumwa has no integrity to lead Malawi Parliament: DPP full of scandal ‘gates’

Salima North West Member of Parliament (MP) Jessie Kabwila (Malawi Congress Party-MCP) has questioned the appointment by President Peter Mutharika of  Kondwani Nankhumwa  the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, as Leader of the House, saying he does not have the integrity required to lead parliament.

Kabwila: Acting leader of the House Kondwani Nankhumwa has no integrity

Nankhumwa (left): Accused of lacking moral fibre

Mutharika has replaced beset Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, George Chaponda with Nankhumwa, Speaker of the National Assembly, Richard Msowoya, announced in the House.

Chaponda is under probe in the Zambia maize procurement saga.

Kabwila during an interview on Daybreak Malawi program monitored by Nyasa Times on Capital Radio on Thursday said replacing Chaponda is good in respect of High Court order stopping the minister from executing his duties until a probe into the Zambia maize saga is concluded

“It’s good that at least now that they have acknowledged the kind of judgement that was outside,” said Kabwila.

But she said Chaponda’s replacement, Nankhumwa is worse as he lacks moral fibre.

“Nankhumwa himself is not clean,” noted Kabwila.

She said Nankhumwa also faces allegations of wrongful self-enrichment and that whistle blowers have been tipping Anti Corruption Bureau on his alleged corruption.

Parliament, she argued, needs leadership that is integrity-based to lead legislators and that Nankhumwa does not fit the bill.

“In their benches [DPP] do they not have people who have no issues?

“When you are dealing with DPP, you are dealing with someone with maizegate, landgate; they have so many people with a lot of gates. Now we are dealing with a bicycle gates (in apparent reference to Nankhumwa). This government is full of people with issues,” said Kabwila.

She continued: “Malawians are looking for leaders of integrity.”

Kabwila said members of parliament were “very happy” that the Executive have accepted that Chaponda faces Court suspension.

“They need to be kept in check that this is Malawi and Malawians want to have a person of integrity [to be leading the House], someone who has no issues,” said Kabwila.

But she said DPP has an implosion of leadership of integrity.

“DPP do you not have someone of integrity. It would be good if parliament was led by someone who has no issues [not Nankhumwa],” she said.

But Nankhumwa also speaking during Daybreak Malawi, said: “I am humbled that His Excellency the President has trust in me and that I can deliver.

“I will work with all those who have experience in the House, will all members of parliament with wisdom. No man is an island therefore I will work with everybody in the House,” Nankhumwa said.

Kabwila insists Nankhumwa suffers from integrity issues and that would undermine his leadership of the House.

She said integrity is what Malawians are seeking from their leaders.

Straight-talking Kabwila is one of the activists who took to task the late Bingu wa Mutharika’s government under the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over academic freedom.

She thereafter became active in various causes of human rights and earned nomination for United States (US) Secretary of State International Women of Courage Award in recognition of her role in the fight for academic freedom and women’s rights.

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19 thoughts on “MP Kabwila says Nankhumwa has no integrity to lead Malawi Parliament: DPP full of scandal ‘gates’”

  1. ANGITAWO says:

    Mussa ndiye mbava yachabechabe.

  2. mtete says:

    I agree with you Jessie about lack of integrity in Nankhumwa. However, apart from Fabiano and Kasaila, who, unfortunately, is too emotional, none has integrity. Mussa is self centered; Msasa is lazy(he cannot check with ESCOM about lake levels and goes on talking rubbish about electricity generation). In fact lack of integrity goes all the way to APM. He is so scared to go to Parliament to answer questions. Koma abale Leadership ya Malawi is giving me a headache.

  3. Nachika says:

    In many issues I always disagree with Jessey Kabwira, BUT for this one, Hon. Kabwira you are VERY right. If DPP has leaders who are with ZERO Morals, No Integrity, Corrupt, Thieves, Nankhumwa would lead the list.

    Ayi, pakuti ku DPP sindimaonako anthu anthu oti awa angamatichotse manyazi. Mwina pang’ono, kuli Kumpalume, Kasaila ndikukanikatu kuonjeza pa list pa. Mussa ndiye mbava ina imene yakalamba nako kuba.

  4. Mgoloso says:

    Kabwila – do you have integrity yourself?. If so how come you were kicked out from the party by your own party President (Chakwera). He saw that you are a nobody in the party and could not add value to it. Focus on MCP and not DPP. Leave DPP for DPP members only. You have a lot of issues in your party to sort out so do not waste your time talking of things that do not concern your party.

  5. DOBO says:

    May be Malawi Politiccs don’t. value integrity.Apart from recent speculation I have heard other nasty issues about this man ranging womanising to corruption.There is one man in DPP whose integrity never heard compromised for long time he has been MP.This man can even be a state president unless someone highlighten to me some of his issues lacking integrity. This man is none than HENRY MUSSA !!!! Other DPP officials I admire are Kansaira,Msaka,Fabiano only that Kansaira is becoming more milliannt these days and Fabiaono is leading most difficulty ministry in Malawi but these things can not affect. their integrity. The only time may be when Henry Mussa compromised his integrity is when he left UDF.

  6. Dum Magulajena says:

    A peter ndi a chitsiru moti tinganene kuti ku DPP kulibiletu anthu oti sakhuzidwa ndi mchitidwe wonyasa onga uwu wama geti getiwu zonse ndi mfiti zokhazokha za dziko kkkk!

    1. chongolopiyo says:

      zimenezo ndiye ndale. ukuwona ngati za mpingo izi kkkkk

  7. Mcp die hard says:

    Nambewe Jessie. You want to fight with men. Are you married?
    Kagwere uko mbuzi owe.
    You were fighting against Chakwera was that integrity hule iwe?

  8. caddon says:

    Ndiye mwati wakamba izi ndi Jesse? Kongeresi.

  9. Done with Chaponda now Nankhumwa!!stupid oppossition NYAU CULT!!!!Kabwera do you have that integrity you are propagating here and why do u have so much hatred against Peter & DPP? Is it bcoz u were denied positions in the 42 member cabinet which you shamelesslly proposed and forced to DPP Ma’am? the interview is full of bitterness and frustration so to say hope Peter will soon take you on board and make you Leader of the house kkkkkkk. Koma NYAU KONGELESI TAMBALA MUFWIPA MAKHADI NG’ONA PARTY kutsutsa and vomiting silly and baseless accusation. .And ndikuonanso ngati your strong Chewalized English from Kongelesi MPs fails them to articulate issues soberly amanva befu ndi chingelezi.nanga sizowatuma Ochakwira Kkkkk Mulira nawo alhukhu simunati akang’wing^wi inu .Does Nyau know integrity? hahahaha

    1. PeterMustFall says:

      Kodi Kabwila Akunama??

  10. Chapondamadiru says:

    Jessie is right. We have to value integrity.

  11. koma abale inu eeh says:

    Don’t get me started on which politician has issues, in this country: Is there really anybody, anywhere, without issues?
    Ms Kabwila-Kapasula analysis is way off base. What case is Mr Nankhumwa answering in court at this juncture? NONE. And he explained to the ACB about the sources of money he used to buy the vehicles he donated to his constituents: he simply manages his finances well. And he prefers to share his material blessings.
    Ms K-K has so many (negative and personal) issues attached to her, even before the so-called freedom fight at Chirunga. And she seems to take everything personally – not good in politics. Considering her past and personality, the vetting in MCP must really be shallow, for them to accept her as a candidate. Desperate as they might have been. She may be popular among the Opposition politicians, but her personality turns many voters off in this country. And that is NOT because she is a woman. Rather because she’s never moderate: and she has NOT done anything significant at the national level. So, what is the source of her extreme arrogance?
    She’s NOT empty headed actually; but she’s certainly big headed.
    Unless she becomes more humble, as a person, she wouldn’t last even a year as a government minister, if MCP won any elections (an unlikely scenario). Lord help us.

  12. Hatton says:

    A Jessie inuyo muli ndi integrity? Kubelekeledwa mwana ndi abusa, Pali integrity?
    Tamvanso kuti mukufuna kukhala president wa MCP, you are campaigning in Mangochi, mangochi has no M.C.P followers. Uhule ukupwetekani a Jessie.

  13. Yahya Jammeh says:

    My friend Analyst, what our man talks about Patriotism, Integrity and Hardwork is not something of his own manufacturing, but he plagiarized from one Philosopher in the US. and he thinks we don’t know. Plagarism is a very serious matter. He talks about all without giving due credit to the one who philosophized that. I will rule Gambia for a billion years.

  14. zondiwe says:

    Hon Dr Jesse Kabwila is somehow talking sense. She is right.

  15. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    With Kabwira, I cant agree more! Kodi inu . . .
    . . . Which minister was named in the multi-billion Kwacha Ashok Leyland corruption scandal at MDF, if not Nankhumwa? Can such a person be leader of anything? Ha! Only in Malawi.
    . . . Truth be told, in a serious and well-governed country, Nankhumwa cant be a minister of anything, let alone a leader of the House.
    . . . The guy lacks even the basic ingredients of a leader (of anything including himself).
    ……………………………………………………
    But wait a minute . . .
    . . . Yes, Nankhumwa lacks even a kilobyte of integrity and other leadership qualities, but are we being fair (to Nankhumwa) and honest (with ourselves) to blame and attack someone for being appointed?
    . . . You see, every dog has a master and thus, the blame lies squarely and conveniently on APM who appointed Nankhumwa.
    . . . This however, is not surprising. For one thing, APM does not value integrity. For another, APM himself lacks integrity. Nanga . . .
    . . . Is it not APM who, despite preaching integrity every now and then, acts differently? Nanga . . .
    . . . Was is a mark of integrity for APM to cerebrate lack of independence of the ACB?
    . . . Was it integrous of APM not to suspend Chaponda to enhance credibility to results of the enquiry in the maize saga?
    . . . Now, does it come as a surprise that APM appointed the “unintegrous” Nankhumwa? Not at all!
    Moreover, if APM did his due diligence and Nankhumwa emerged the best, what does this tell us about the type of people in the pool where Nankhumwa was picked? We are doomed!
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  16. Mkorongo Anold says:

    So Jessie Kabwila too knows the and the meaning of ‘integrity’……………?

  17. Chimanga says:

    Kuba mu DPP ndi zotoyamwila kaya titi za ku mtundu. Palibe amene angaikepo ali wabwino ata. Onse ali ngati mapasa ochita zofana.

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