Police arrest Mainja of the infamous Pest Chem B1 on K6.2 bn scandal

The police in Lilongwe have arrested Mr. Martin Mainja of Pest Chem B1, a company implicated in the 6.2-billion-kwacha audit report on Covid-19 funds.

Mainja arrested

According to the audit report, the company was awarded contracts to fumigate Capitol Hill and State house at inflated prices.

Our inside source at Lilongwe police says, Mainja was picked at about 5pm at airwing in Lilongwe and will later be moved to area 30 police headquarters.

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Bwande
Bwande
24 days ago

Good Mr President , bite them or just kill them akafuna change . Even in the bible Jelobiyani anati ngati bambo anga amakumenyani ndi tengo ene ndi kumenyani ndi shamboko. Inu ndiye mulilandi little salary Boma , no allowances, ukatenga allowance waba

Dzitume
Dzitume
24 days ago

These arrests are just face covers. Picking accounts assistant leaving the ones who approved payment. I find this very wanting.

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
25 days ago

Eeeee izi tidikile kuti timve how did Auditors arrive at the decision of inflated prices if the quotations were there and even the LPO if any.

Drogba
25 days ago

If I were Mr Mainja, government can’t win this case against me. I was told to work for the government. I charged so much for my services. Government didn’t tell me my charges were inflated. They nevertheless gave me the work. I worked so hard and finished my job. Government paid me. Why then arresting me on being paid for the job I did? Please, the problem is not the one who supplied the services to the government. Problem is one who gave him the job without following proper procedures at government. Problem is one who agreed to pay for… Read more »

Chalo
25 days ago
Reply to  Drogba

There may be evidence of sharing the loot.

Amaravi
25 days ago
Reply to  Drogba

Ur right nkhani ndi quotation yake ikuti chani and how did the auditors come to the conclusion that the charges were inflated?Zinazi sazikwanitsa

Police Prosecutor
Police Prosecutor
25 days ago
Reply to  Amaravi

You’re free to join the case as a witness pr an interested party and make those arguments in court. See you there…we have evidence

Concerned Bonafide Malawian
Concerned Bonafide Malawian
25 days ago
Reply to  Drogba

go and read the Financial Crimes Act vis-a-vis Money Laundering Act contents ….

No hiding behind ‘Chipande’ & the others that tolerated the so called inflated prices are accomplices to theft, fraud & corruption….

Time will tell ….

Drogba
24 days ago

I am an engineer and it’s true I’m an amateur in financial issues but I know that Malawi is a free market. Everyone decides charges/cost of his service or product. There are no standard prices for products and services. Fanta yemweyo some sell at 300 others 700. My point is; if we say Mainja inflated his charges, on what standard are we basing? Is there a standard charge for fumigation in Malawi? The truth is it was Nick Chakwera, son to Chakwera who hand picked Mainja to do this job. Now instead of arresting Nick Chakwera, you are busy arresting… Read more »

Mwatero
Mwatero
24 days ago
Reply to  Drogba

“He who does a thing through others, does it for himself” Qui tacit per aliam tacit per se!!!

chiso
chiso
24 days ago
Reply to  Drogba

there is suspected collusion between him and the public officers who inflated prices. there is a case here.

John chidongo
25 days ago

Pachipanda a Malawi kutokota ndi kuzitsata bwenzi tili madzi. Pano tapenya a Malawi tikudziwa zochita sizofunikanso kupitira ku school izi. Achita bwino kumangidwa but what next abwenze ndalama pasanathe 7 days ndipo amangidwenso kukagwira ntchito yakalavula gaga chifukwa ativutitsa ife a Malawi kwambiri. Komanso wa ku OPC yo amapereka tender kwa Mainga nayenso amangidwe. Apo ndiye tinkhutitsidwa. Za Phuka zija zinathera pati tiyeni tifufuzenso a Malawi naye amangidwe ndi ma DC wonse sizongoti atchotsedwa ntchito akudya ndalama ayi. A Chakwera musalimbe mtima kuti a Malawi akodwa adziwa choonadi yayi, inunso mupange step down ndithu zikukulirani. Kodi mudzingokhalirira kuti ndalama zisokonezeke… Read more »

Amaravi
25 days ago
Reply to  John chidongo

Chakwera wangodana naye,audit report sinatchule president and ufune usafune uyu ndimpaka 2025 wooooo pepa

wakalekale
25 days ago

if he was used, he is not a minor let him reveal the partners in the deal.
Otherwise on paper he is the one who benefited from the deal and its not wrong to pick him only.
On the other hand, the so called prosperity gospel preachers Mulungu akulangeni. Mukusokoneza ana ndinu. you no longer preach Jesus Christ but money money.

Kwakwase
Kwakwase
25 days ago

Money grabbing Leeches with no thought for anyone. They must all rot in jail for other Leeches to learn.

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

The way Malawian authorities reason exceedingly amazes me, who must be arrested between the one handpicked for dubious business deal or the one responsible for handpicking? it seems either I may be the one who is lost here or something is very wrong with authorities

Khekhi
Khekhi
25 days ago

I totally agree. This guy was chosen to supply goods and services the one who didn’t negotiate the prices should be the one to be nabbed. Apapa ndi zisudzo Chabe to pretend to Malawians that akupanga act.. phula mmaso

phade
phade
25 days ago

eti? Walakwanji munthui? anapasidwa business. Sanazipase yekha. Let omupasao be arrested. If they point fingers at him for whatever reasons u can then decide to arrest him.

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
25 days ago

Arrest ministers too

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
25 days ago

Cast down your idols.Success is not having money.Yuo can climb up the ladder and find there is nothing up there except vanity.This why some of us are not fezzed up for riches.Chalo nimazgola chikazgola Gamphani pa Nkhamanga. Any way God uses the troubles to show what your identity is..You can not save God and money at the same time.

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