Mutharika is not illegal tenant at State House, says lawyer Kanyenda

Private practice lawyer David Kanyenda has quashed assertions to the effect that President Peter Mutharika  is an illegal tenant of the State House, saying  that is  wrong in fact and at law.

Kanyenda: Claims that Mutharika is  illegal tenant of the State House are therefore wrong in fact and at law.

The lawyer was commenting after opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president  Lazarus Chakwera charged that Mutharika is “a temporary tenant “at the State House, official residence of the Head of State.

Kanyenda, who was one of the lawyers who represented President Mutharika as first petitioner in the  presidential elections petition case,  said  Mutharika has legal mandate  as Malawi leader which was approved by the Constitution Court.

“As well as nullifying the elections, the  [Constitutional ] Court also directed that the status quo in the Presidency would revert to the position before the May 2019 elections.

“Put simply, the Court maintained APM  [Arthur Peter Mutharika] as President but restored SKC [Saulos Klaus Chilima] into the office of VP in place of Hon. [Everton] Chimulirenji,” said Kanyenda in a post on Facbeook.

He stated that statement that Mutharika is  illegal tenant of the State House are therefore wrong in fact and at law.

Kanyenda said such statements serve to undermine a fundamental part of the recent elections case judgement.

“Nothing could be further from the truth than wild assertions purporting to claim that APM is an illegal tenant of the State House. Our prevailing Constitutional scheme abhors a vacuum in the Presidency,” Kanyenda said.

Chakwera, who together with UTM Party president and State vice-president Saulos Chilima, — secured the landmark judgement by the five-judge panel of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court that nullified the May 21 2019 presidential election on February 3 2020—  has said through his party that  Mutharika can no longer purport to have the authority to govern the country.

The MCP states that  Mutharika  and his government  are  “in breach of the social contract with Malawians which is the very basis upon which this authority to govern ought to have been assumed as provided for under section 12 of the Constitution.”

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Chriss
Chriss
8 months ago

Iwe David Kanyenda law yake iti, kaleleni mwana uja yemwe munangomupatsa mimba mtsikana wabwino bwino uja mkumusiya. Mukulephera kumalipila chapamwezi, mutiuza chani zamalamulo apa

Pachalo
Pachalo
8 months ago

Now we know who is fooling the old man! Him that the police have arrested several times for swindling clients monies! Eish…umangodziwilatu!

Sahara
Sahara
8 months ago

But it’s the court who declared Mutharika illegal president. Chakwera is just making a point.

bakha iwe
bakha iwe
8 months ago

seach news yapa 09 january 2017 ya nyasatimes upeza kuti mgeme kalilani analakhula kuti bwanji

Thengoliotcha
Thengoliotcha
8 months ago

Awa nde ndi achisilu anadya ndalama za client lero akufuna azitibhowa apa zinazi umangoona utaziyamaba mwina akufuna kutikumbutsa kuti akadali m

Central
Central
8 months ago

Nawenso Zawadi ndi kannyendaaaaaaa wakoyomusatitopetsepo apa!! Inuyo ndi Jerusalema University yanuko……………… kuteloko mukumva kuti the terms: “Temporary Tenant” and “Illegal Tenant” mean the same? Chakwera said APM is a temporary tenant and NOT an ILLEGAL Tenant? Choncho don’t twist straight forward issue like this to please a dad………..nayenso apm basi pamene alipo amvekele ameneyu ndi amene akundiimila ku court chonsecho munthuyo samatha kusiyanitsa zinthu zozizila ngati these simple terms……. nde milanduyo mungawineeeeeeeeee? Koma ana a dad awaaaaaaaaaaa!!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

We need to get rid of this old SQUATTER from state residencies once and for all.

filipiyanine4480
filipiyanine4480
8 months ago

MRA GAVE A DPP CADET THIS TENDER TO DEDZA FOR CUSTOMS AND ASK STEVE

Lomwe Belt
8 months ago

Ndichifukwa chake munaluza mulandu, Fake lawyer.

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
8 months ago

KODI ZA CLIENT’S PROCEEEDS EMBEZZLEMENT CASE ZILI PATI?

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