Rwanda genocide suspect Murekezi wants extradition case in Malawi Constitutional Court

The Rwandan genocide suspect Vincent Murekezi wants  Constitutional Court in Malawi to determine his . extradition case, citing use of the bilateral treaty between Malawi and Rwanda  which was signed in February and irregularities in the manner the State presented the case in court.

Murekezi fights extradition – photo by Mphatso Nkhoma, Nyasa Times

Rwanda was  not a designated country for extradition but on 21  February the two countries entered into an extradition treaty.

The State wants to extradite Murekezi, who was naturalised in Malawi, using the treaty, the matter which is currently under contention in the court.

Murekezi lawyer Gift Katundi in his submission before Judge Ruth Chinangwa at High Court in Lilongwe ,  said any legislation including the extradition treaty with Rwanda has to be laid before Parliament before it is used in the country.

“We were trying to challenge their use of Treaty which essentiall was just signed by some minister of Malawi and Rwanda.We know under Section 211 of the Constitution that any  legislation has to be laid before Parliament,” said Katundu.

“So we are trying to say thats a constitutional matter it has to go before a panel of three judges,” he said.

The court will rule this week whether the matter can be handled by Constituion court.

The Rwandan is serving sentence in Malawi Prison after he was  convicted by Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court of corruption almost nine years after he was tried in absentia.

Murekezi’s co-accused Komani Nyasulu was already convicted and served his sentence.

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mtete
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Just deport this crook Murekezi, alias Banda and save our meager resources. What’s wrong with us Malawians? Too warm hearted?

CZ 1982
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Azipita kwa mache akamupondele konkooo

Meke
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The lawyer is equally eating dirty money. No sane person can defend such as a person. It is good that Kita Wapona puled out. Kukonda ndalama ma lawyer. This guy is a murderer. He has to be deported. Period!

ineyo
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Gift katundu is lawyer working at kita & co owned by wapona so to me I don’t think wapona puled out….

Hokoyo
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Just deport this guy. I do not know why he is making such noise. I also do not know why he is having a Malawian passport. He got it fraudulently.

Zinenani Zoona
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Amalawi wake up. Why should this Mulekezi make us bang our heads as if we are all HIS fools? Put him on the next plane to Nairobi, from there Kagame’s boys will pick him up.

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