Muhara having sleepless nights over judgements

Chief Secretary to Government Lloyd Muhara has revealed he is having sleepless nights  to deliver  to judgements to cases he was handling when he was still a judge at the High Court in Lilongwe.

Night owl: Muhara putting up night shifts to write judgements

Recently, Nyasa Times reported that people whose cases he was handling have been complaining, with some visiting the High Court in Lilongwe to find out what is happening to their cases.

President Peter Mutharika appointed Muhara as Deputy Chief Secretary to Government in August last year before he was elevated to the position of Chief Secretary in December the same year to replace George Mkondiwa who was demoted to a diplomatic post in India.

Muhara said  he is having sleepless nights after work time at the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), he has been  putting up extra shift to writing the judgements of the cases he was handling as High Court judge.

“Every night I dedicate some three to four hours to judgement writing and now only very few files are remaining un-touched,” said Muhara reacting to complaints from court users.

According to Muhara, in quotes reported by Daily Times, most  judgement are now being typed, others are being proofread.

“By end of April, all remaining files will be done. For the past months, I have been sleeping an average of five hours partly due to this task,” Muhara said.

Judiciary spokesperson, Mlenga Mvula also said Muhara will soon deliver judgments on the cases.

“As per procedure, a judge who hears a matter to the end is the one who writes the judgement. Maybe he is busy with his current office. We will liaise with him. But we know he will write the judgements,” Mvula said.

Muhara was, before being transferred to the OPC, working in the Civil Division of the High Court in Lilongwe.

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7 thoughts on “Muhara having sleepless nights over judgements”

  1. mphevu mmaso says:

    koma umbuli uli pano . sindinaziwone. Do you know how many pages usually a jidgement is? So kuti judge ayilowe imeneyi ndiye azigamula mlandu umodzi pa mwezi. …Kupusa basi. Ask the learned lawyers. They will tell you

  2. james chirwa says:

    In as far as I am concerned, Justice Lloyd Muhara is a performer and this is the reason why he was appointed. This is cheap propaganda to tarnish his image. Anthu a nsanje, kaduka inu. Mwasowa zochita eti.

  3. Natipwili Mhango says:

    Iwe moya, ndiwe kape zedi. Do you even know the meaning backlog. The fact that Justice Lloyd Muhara was appointed should not be an issue. Umafuna kuti akusankhe iweyo. There are so many cases which are rotting. Pali chani pamenepa?

  4. mavuto kabanza says:

    Anthu opusa inu kwambiri. Some judges are sitting on judgments for years, bwanji osalemba zimenezo??
    Nsanje eti???

  5. Gogodasi says:

    Koma zotaipitsa kwa ma secretary zidakalipobe? Koma m’bomamunso, osataaipa wekha bwanji? Zotaipitsa kwamasecretary zinatha. This is one area the reform programme should tacle.

  6. Moya says:

    You are being paid to work just get the job done no excuses.why all thqt backlog in the first place?

    1. Nyopex says:

      It means at some point when he was still at High Court, he over relaxed himself to the point of forgetting ganyu. He is now simply paying the dividends.

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