Outspoken flamboyant Rumphi East legislator Kamlepo Kalua has branded UDF Mangochi Central lawmaker and second deputy speaker of parliament Dr Clement Chiwaya a ‘childish bully’ and a dishonourable man for his threats on a fellow Mangochi MP over President Peter Mutharika’s money and power, Nyasa Times can exclusively report.
Kalua joined the fray between the two warring Mangochi MPs and vehemently defended Chambo against the purported hounding by former Minister of Persons with Disability, Chiwaya.
The seemingly infuriated self-styled militant Rumphi lawmaker explicitly scolded the unapologetic Chiwaya with all cylinders firing in a private Whatsapp group for Members of Parliament with a cheeky but poignant message exclusively accessed by Nyasa Times, telling him to stop niggling and intimidating his ‘good friend’ who he described as a good man.
Kalua , who is best known for being a fearless daredevil said: “Chiwaya stop issuing threats to people. You are a lawmaker who must lead by example. What message are you putting out there by threatening your fellow member of parliament?”
The firebrad politician described MP Chambo as a good man with a fine moral fibre, saying that he (Chambo) is his friend and that if Chiwaya continues issuing his cheap threats he (Kamlepo Kalua) will deal with him.
An exasperated Kalua added: “Chiwaya, who told you that Mangochi is your personal estate? What makes you think you own Mangochi? Mangochi is owned by the people who voted for you as an MP. Stop being ‘dishonourable’ or I will fix you and put you in your right place.”
After Kalua’s message, tempers flared as the MPs took turns in a verbal crossfire, some attacking Chiwaya for his denigrating and disparaging behaviour, while a handful others defended him.
But Kalua kept firing warning shots to Chiwaya advising him to stop building castles in the air by believing that he is still a powerful man in Mangochi.
“Stop bluffing yourself (Chiwaya) you don’t own Mangochi. Face reality, you have lost it,” said Kalua.
Chiwaya was impenitently defiant and challenged Kamlepo “to bring it on!”
“You don’t scare me, Kamlepo,” challenged Chiwaya.
Sensing imminent danger and seeing that the things were getting out of hand, Balaka North UDF Parliamentarian and music maestro Lucius Banda intervened and swiftly asked Kamlepo (Kalua) and (Clement) Chiwaya to cease fire.
“Honourable members, I humbly implore and beg you to please slow down. Take a chill pill. Let’s us not blow the bubbles out of this issue. Let us handle this issue in an honourable manner,” said Lucius Banda who is popularly known as Soldier in the music circles.
One MP who is in the secret ‘Members of Parliament Whatsapp group speaking on anonymity said: “This issue looks simple on the surface but on the deep, it is a serious matter needing an urgent attention. As a country, we cannot afford to have an honourable behaving like a riffraff. This, to say the least, is a clear indication that as a country we have lost the plot. If MPs can behave or talk like a bandit, then we should forget our youth to be decent in their behaviours? We seriously need to know Jesus and his disciples.
A few days ago two prominent Members of Parliament from the densely-populated Mangochi Lake District in Malawi had a hard-nosed verbal spat over President Peter Mutharika’s money and power following his visit to the Lake District.
The two Mangochian politicians engaged themselves into verbal tirade fighting over Mangochi District’s political bragging rights as well as the K10 million the Malawian leader gave out towards the event and who must be closer to President Peter Mutharika who was visiting the district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :