Mukhito appointed Chief of Staff State House

President Prof. Peter Mutharika has appointed former Inspector General (IG) of Malawi Police, Peter Mukhito as Chief of State at State House also known as director general of State Residences, replacing veteran civil servant Ben Mbewe.

Mukhito has confirmed his appointment, saying: “It pleased His Excellency, Professor Peter Mutharika to trust me with this appointment.”

He said an appointment letter for his new posting has been received and has started work immediately.

Mukhito: Chief of Staff
Mukhito: Chief of Staff

Mukhito was the first casualty of the post Bingu wa Mutharika era when he was removed as IG in April 2012 soon after former president Joyce Banda ascended to the presidency.

He had earlier served as the presidential guard commander.

Mukhito was described by Mutharika as the “finest Inspector General of Police” Malawi has ever had.

He came in the limelight for the academic freedom standoff which involved the then minister of Education and current President Peter Mutharika.

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