Parliamenterian for Blantyre City South Allan Ngumuya (DPP) expressed reservations with inviting specialists officers from Scotland Yard in United Kingdon to be e been called in to try to solve the riddle of fire that has been gutting public places but had backed the motion on investigating the death if forer Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) director Isaa Njauju.
The motion calling for the investigation into the gruesome murder of Njauju was moved by Nkhotakota South East member of parliament (MP) Evason makowa Mwale.
He said Scotland Yard should also come to investigate mysterious fires at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) warehouse in Lilongwe and the fire at Ministry of Agriculture offices due to failure by government to launch a credible investigations on its own.
Ngumuya – No Scotland Yard fire probe
But contributing to the motion, Ngumuya said he was against extending the investigations to mysterious fires.
“First of all, it is very important that we need to investigate all these cases and nobody can say no, to these. But my question is; why do we mix, the death of Mr Njauju, ESCOM and other agriculture cases. These cases happened some time back and we were supposed to investigate them a long time ago,” said Ngumuya.
Ngumuya, who is also veteran gospel musician, backed the motion to investigate Njauju murder.
“But my concern is that Mr Njauju’s death is very important, nobody can say no, for this investigation. And nobody can say anything negative about the investigation.
“We have to separate the issues because it is like we are politicizing them. Do we really need Scotland Yard to come and investigate ESCOM fire? Do we really need Scotland Yard to come to Malawi to investigate Agriculture offices’ fires? I do not think so. But if you ask me the importance of the late Honourable Njauju, I would say yes, and then if it is for the government to invite the Scotland Yard to come and investigate, then that is another case,” said Ngumuya.
He asked the House to “ stay away from politicizing these things.”
Said Ngumuya: “ Mr Speaker, Sir, when we say no to Scotland Yard to come and investigate the mysterious fire at ESCOM and Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters offices, it will be like we are saying no to the investigation of Njauju’s death which is wrong. These things need not to be mixed, they should be separated.”
Lunguzi – Malawi deserves better
Dedza East Juliana lunguzi of MCP supported the motion, saying: “. If we were a conscious nation, a nation that cares, to date Mr Speaker, Sir, we could have found out what happened to Mr Njauju. Mr Njauju was not an ordinary citizen. He was working in a very sensitive institution which most of us have do not want to see it independent because it polices us. Today the family of Mr Njauju is still looking down the road to say what happened.”
Lunguzi also called for an extention of the probe to other suspected regime murders like university student activist Robert Chasowa.
She said : “ It is not only Mr Njauju. We have had deaths in this country. For instance, Mr Robert Chasowa died under mysterious circumstances. Today his family is still looking for answers. So, Mr Speaker, Sir, this is a very good motion that as a country we need to accept.
“We cannot continue losing human lives and property just because somebody is hiding something. This is 2017 and we know how sensitive our country becomes when we go towards elections. Because there are some people who want to hide so many things so that they can come and rule this country and continue plundering the property of this country.
“ I am sure people from Dedza East would love to hear exactly what happened to Mr Njauju? What is causing the fires? There have been so many mysterious deaths in this country. Many people have died, mysterious road accidents, we never know the causes. I want to support this motion, Mr Speaker, Sir. Malawi deserves better, we need to learn.”
Mwenifumbo – Attack on democracy
Karonga Central independent MP, Frank Mwenifumbo said the attack on Njauju was an attack on democracy and that cannot just be left uncovered.
“I am very glad to see that the Honourable House has regarded itself to agree, that it is important as a starting point to see what really happened. Mr Speaker, Sir, there have been so many clues leading to the death of Njauju. Just imagine, Honourable Members, one of us being killed in the line of duty? Njauju died when he was discharging his duties for mother Malawi and not for his family,” said Mwenifumbo.
Minister of Justce and Constitutional Affairs Sameuk Tembenu said government us already working on bringing Scotland Yard.
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