Police search at UTM official’s house yield nothing:  Suspected  of buying voters’ certificates in Mangochi

Malawi Police in Mangochi District on Thursday pounced on one of the UTM Party presidential campaign member Al-Haj Ben Kambulire on allegations that he is buying voters’ certificates.

Police at Kambulire’s residence

Mangochi Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Roderick Maida confirmed the development but refused to explain more, referring the matter to National police spokesperson James Kadadzera who he said will be in apposition to answer after investigations.

But in an interview, Kambulire,  who is also a well-known businessperson in the district confirmed to this reporter on the development, saying police searched at his office and has found nothing.

“Yes I can confirm that today 21st February 2019 while I was at home I received a phone call from police summoning me to get them at my office. When I arrived there, I found police who showed me a search warrant to search my house on suspicion that I was keeping voters’ certificates,” he explained

Kambulire said he allowed them to go ahead with the searching but the police did not find anything.

“Although they did not find anything, the police advised me to accompany them to their station where they took me a caution statement before they freed me,” he pointed out.

Asked if he was indeed collecting voters’ certificates from the people Kabulire admitted, saying he wanted to verify if the people were indeed eligible voters as others want to benefit while they do not have voters’ certificates.

“I was just checking if the people indeed registered. After checking I was giving them back their certificates. But what I have seen is that this thing is borne of out jealousy because people were not expecting that UTM can have massive support in Mangochi,” he said while boasting to market party presiddntial candidate Saulos Chilima and UTM.

Kambulire’s case comes at a time when the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) shadow parliamentarian, Shadrec Namalomba and councillors for Mangochi South West Constituency are embroiled in similar allegations, which police, say they are doing investigating.

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Thyolo Thava boy
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Blue party paulendo Paulendo paulendo

Fraser Nyakamela
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Fraser Nyakamela

Munthuyo sanakane kuti he was verifying and for the police to free him it means there is completely no issue

fishmomger
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fishmomger

The issue of namalomba and his councillors has been there for sometime.Shadreck ordered his campaign team to be buying only the certificate numbers at a price of 5000mk.Police are aware of this plus mec.Kubera kwenikweni

BigMan
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BigMan

Free advise to everyone, its too late to get involved in checking whether people have registered or not. Just focus on campaigning, and hopefully your message will be bought by those that have registered already.

Shack
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Shack

It’s not his job to verify voter registrations. He is up to no good!

Namizinga
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Namizinga

If these guys are coming to him to benefit in the name of being bonafide registered voters, gosh! Even me I could ask for proof that they are registered voters before I do anything ! Not so!😂😂😂😂

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Ndendeuli

I now truly believe that DPP is packing!

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