MP Kaliati ‘under-age sex’ charges withdrawn – Malawi Police

Malawi police have vindicated United Democratic Front (UDF) Parliamentarian for Machinga Central constituency, Shaibu Kaliati, who was alleged to have had sex with a girl believed to be underage at Annies Lodge in Lilongwe earlier this month.

Jones Shaibu Kaliati: Cleared, no caset to answer

Jones Shaibu Kaliati: Cleared, no caset to answer

Kaliati has been under heavy attack from fellow members of Parliament, women and human rights activists, but police on Friday cleared him as there is no incriminating evidence to open up a case against him.

National police Press and Public Relations Officer, Nicholas Gondwa said on Friday, Kaliati won’t be charged of any offence.

“There is no evidence to prove that the incident really happened. Therefore we can’t open up case against him,” said Gondwa.

Aside the lack of evidence, a medical report indicates that Kaliati did not have sexual intercourse with the girl as at that time she was menstruating.

“Hospital documents clearly show she was not defiled, actually it shows she was on monthly period at that particular time,” said Gondwa.

And Nyasa Times investigations revealed that the two met at populous drinking place, Bwandilo in the Capital City and that the girl is aged 23 and not 16 as earlier reported.

Our investigations also found out that the girl is a school leaver who sat for Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) last year and not a student at Bambino Private School as earlier reported.

It was reported earlier this month that Kaliati gave the girl K6, 000 as money to lure her into the sexual activity.

The woman had complained to police that Kaliati defiled her daughter, a minor, at Anne’s Lodge in Lilongwe and the law enforcers swiftly acted, arresting the legislator and charged him on two counts of abduction and defilement.

Gondwa said Kaliati was arrested to safeguard his life after people stormed Lingadzi police when the girl’s mother had gone there to lodge a complaint.

He said it would be unfair to continue with the case when there is no evidence at all.

Kaliati was disparaged on social media after one woman Jane Kathewera posted on gossip group Barnyard about the issue and claimed the MP had romped the underage girl.

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Thomas Taimu
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If Nyasatimes investigation shows the woman is 23 years old, that she is a school leaver, that they met at Bwandilo etc etc does that try to tell us that Police locked up the MP without finding out these simple pieces of information? They arrested him to protect him from mob anger? Is that serious? I don’t get the logic here. Police officers are trained investigators and its not difficult to find out the age of a person and where the two met. There is serious lack of seriousness on professionalism here and the MP should not have been subjected… Read more »
belekiya
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To say there was no evidence would be a lie. I am sure the court would look at the intent. But since the mother allows such actions, then let it be so. “Wish all mothers were like that one.”

Juma Mike
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Sex gate at its best in Malawi

Zowona
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Mp for Salima is shrugging with a youthful parliamentarian called Alex major who is deputy chair of natural resources and environment while an Mp mcp parliamentarian has impreginated 14yrs girl and has paid 2.500 000 to the parent not blow this story..more info to come

Dozo Man
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Mukungolimbana Ndi Zazii Kusiya Nkhan Zenzen.

Wadyera
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Anawa amawaputa dala azibambo. akupezeka bwanji ku malo ngati ku Bwandilo, ku Chez Mtemba, ku Golden peacock, ku Sterios, Ku Blue Elephant amafuna chani?

emily K
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Zoyamwila mzovuta. M Naye Jane Kathewera ndiye mapeto.

communist chavez
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Money over justice, typical of a capitalist society where the poor are always guilt even if a poor is hanged.

Nanji ndiabale athuwa ovala uniform ndumphawi wawou akaona ndlama dovu chuuu, withdrawing charges when they clearly know bambowa anadyadi ngini ya baby chicken iyi.

To hell with the ruling class which oppress the proliteriate. I propose mob justice to these libidous bourgeoisie

Toshi
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Emily Banda contract inatha as Chairperson wa Ma NGOs mmalawi wapanga withdraw nkhani kuti amupatse ntchito koma zomvetsa chisoni lfe tinkaona ngati akabwera ku church kwathu saventh day amapemhera zowona .mwana wadyetsa katundtkuti mai wake apeze ntchito ishiiiii wachititsa manyazi mai lwe

Hardson
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Ngati akumunamira chabwino koma mmene ndimmdziwira mkuru aaaaa anadya basi. Pompa apa anatomera kamwana amangoti zwe-zwe-zwe-zwe. Ine ndi mzanga mpaka tinafuna kuikoka nkhani

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