‘Retired’ Kanyama face Parliament confirmation as Malawi Police IG

Members of  Parliament will scrutinse the appointment of Inspector General of Police, Paul Kanyama, as reports emerge that he already retired from the service and received his severance pay from the government.

Kanyama:  Confirmation awaits Parliament

Kanyama: Confirmation awaits Parliament

President Peter Muntharika appointed Paul Kanyama alongside Rodney Jose for the post of Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General of Police respectively after the resignation of Loti Dzonzi who was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative of Malawi to the United Nations in New York,United States of America.

Lawmakers will need to confirm or reject Kanyama who is retired from the Police service and observers say the appointment contravenes the Public Service Procedures.

To be confirmed, Kanyama will need support from a simple majority of the members of parliament present and voting according to section 154(2) of the Constitution

The Provision adds that even after the confirmation, the IG’s performance will be monitored constantly by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament a standing committee of the house that provides oversight on the administrative decisions and functions of the Executive.

Leader of the house Francis Kasaila said Kanyama’s confirmation will be among the business the house will consider during the Mid-Term Budget review sitting from Monday next week.

Meanwhile, the police deputy chief  Rodney Jose is incriminated in the murder of a University of Malawi student in 2011, Robert Chasowa. Justice on the murder of the student has been defeated.

Most suspects of the murder are regime agents including Noel Masangwi, a powerful member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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Malawian
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Mphatso Nkhoma the people who gave you these facts are using you to commit extortion. They do not love this country but are willing to destroy their workmates’ reputation to get positions. In all fairness what Malawi needs is an Inspector General of Police who knows his job period, whether retired or not. And I can point out without being contradicted that Kanyama is exactly that, already the security situation is improving in Malawi. Mphatso Nkhoma, tell the one who gave you these facts that let him/her wait her/his time will come. Kanyama will not be there forever. However the… Read more »
EDSON JOWELO
Guest

KANYAMA NDI MUNTHU OLIMBIKIRA NTCHITO NDAKHALA NAWO KU SALIMA ADALI ALANDILORD ANGA NDI KUWADZIWA KWAMBIRI SI MUNTHU OKONDA CHIBWANA AYI AMADZIWA BWINO MENE ZIMAKHALIRA MU POLICE
MUSIYENI MWANA WAZANU AGWIRE NTCHITO BASI TAYAMBA KALE KUONA KUSINTHA

banda rechard
Guest

Kadakwiza, tangoyambani kusamukako mukapange dziko lanu ku north. Mukudikira chani? Mukudikira ndani akuwuuzeni? Akukuchedwetsani ndani?
Bwenubwenu Shawa kapena? Uzikonda inu mukutibowa bwanji.
Udindo ukakhala mwa Tumbuka ndiye zili bwino??????????
Go to hell.

banda rechard
Guest

Kadakwiza, tangoyambani kusamukako mukapange dziko lanu ku north. Mukudikira chani? Mukudikira ndani akuwuuzeni? Akukuchedwetsani ndani? Bwenunbwe

Mbukavu
Guest

If he is adequately competent he can be confirmed Education will never be a substitute for experience Given the huge security challenges we need a vastly experienced Inspector General

clement
Guest

Leave Kanyama alone.This man can bring discipline in police service but the problem with Malawians is jealousy. Mind you Kanyama whether you want or not will be at that helm as IG even robbers knows that no more chance coz this man shows he is there to work.

Soko
Guest

This man is conniving with the NIB to steal and frustrate the Government of APM

Kapeta Phiri
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A kanyama yambani kupakilatu apa coz ma Mp sakubakilani….wautali basi .Koma Dziko ndiloyipadi mwangolawa kampoando ka IG kenako Fire,kenako adzakumangeni, kenako ….!!!

Hebrews
Guest

Can Police also investigate Kanengo CIDs who are conniving with thieves to steal and share the stolen property? There another CID staying at area 25C(Nangantani) area but is daily in the company of well known thugs.

Mlomwe
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Kanyama pali moyo

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