Speaker wants Kamlepo to be heard on his abduction: Law expert says staging own kidnap not an offence

Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya has said he would compel Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua tell the House his side of the story on his  abduction which Malawi Police has said it was staged.

Firebrand politician Kalua was not in the House on Monday when Information  Minister Nicholas Dausi said the abduction never happened, it was Kamlepo’s stunt.

Kalua: He will say his side of the story

Kamlepo is refusing to talk to the media since Sunday when he was found at 5am in Blantyre claiming he was abducted by unknown people for unknown reasons and he did not even know where he was being kept during his alleged 11 day ‘abduction.’

However, Dausi and the police say this was just a stunt as Kamlepo showed no signs of torture as he claimed, he had no wounds or any scratch for a person thrown away from a moving vehicle, he was neatly dressed and smartly shaved, he had his jacket intact hanging on his shoulders, he showed no signs that he was not feeLing well.

However, Msowoya said he was dying to hear the side of the story from Kalua.

“I am always concerned with the welfare of members of the House,” he said.

The opposition Peoples Party, where Kalua is the vice president, tried to block Dausi from presenting the Kalua ‘fake’ abduction  report on Monday in the House.

PP Leader in the House Uladi Mussa said it was surprising that it was minister of Information and not minister of Home Affairs who was presenting the report. He said the government report lacked credibility.

Malawi Police have been quick to declare that the firebrand opposition politician staged his kidnap despite that  they are investigating the matter.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera  said their  preliminary investigations indicate that he faked the kidnap.

“The abduction was fake we have found out that,” said Kadadzera.

He said Police will charge Kalua and prosecute him for “faking an abduction.”

A constitutional law expert Edge Kanyongolo, who is lecturer at University of Malawi’s Chancellor College, told Capital Radio’s Daybreak Malawi programme on Tuesday that he does not see a legal sense to prosecute Kalua if it happens to be true that he staged his own kidnap.

“Pretending to be adbucted is not an offence,” said Kanyongolo.

But when the radio asked police spokesman what charges it will press to Kalua, he said they will consider that after finishing investigations.

He insisted preliminafry investigations show Kalua “faked his abduction.”

It was not immediately known when Kalua would join his colleagues for a budget session of parliament which started on Friday after President Peter Mutharika’s state of the nation address which has since been trashed by Opposition Leader in the 193 strong House, Lazarus Chakwera and Peoples Party leader Mussa.

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Nga
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Dpp scheme imakhala do the evil and delete evidence. Lol some educated idiots thinks Malawians knows no logic. Dpp make all tactics to defend themselves for there evil deeds. Back the evil. Next time it will be you. Then you will appreciate how skilled and smart is Dpp on its attacks. .

connoly
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The genesis of this self staged abduction is kamlepo’s iminent arrest over his duty evasion and the suspicious way he registered them. His plan A was to go into hiding and plan B was to get a lawyer apply for an injunction at the High court. Unfortunately, the family and media were too quick to propagate that he missing which affected or made it impossible to come out after he got the injunction. To resurface, he needed shrewd way in name of abduction to give credence to his missing story. Kamplepi did not miss nor was he abducted. He ran… Read more »
chimango
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yiwe kuponyedwa galimoto yikuyenda osapezeka ndi magazi? thick twice’

Munthu woponyedwa galimoto yikuyenda ndikukapezeka wakhala bwino-bwino kumbali kwa mseu anamuchosapo ndindan pomwe adagwerapo? thick twice

Munthu woponyedwa galimoto yikuyenda angakapezeka atapachika jacket mumapewa koma manja ali onjatidwa? ada pachika jacket jacket mumapewa mwake ndindan poti munthu anangoponyedwa? Thick twice

Kamulepo ndiwaboza.

Mugonaopamhanya
Guest

Those who believe that Kamlepo was kidnapped are the most miserable and dumbest morons the world has ever seen since its inception.

Heavy J
Guest

This government always play hide and seek games they riged the votes so they know that 2019,they will reap nothing they are all Mafias think about the Chasowa Robert and Njauju.God will never let his children suffer all the days of their life.Wandale vincent is our next president though he is silenced.

Kwanaga Dende
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Please Malawians are we indeed serious to see our country progressing? This Parliament in session is sponsored by tax payers money and the whole world is watching us. If you Mr. Speaker Sir, will entertain Kamulepo Kaluwa narrate his rubbish story in Parliament instead of discussing issues of National importance, that means you got that position by mistake. Every sane person is aware of who Kamulepo is and even a young child is able to know that this disgruntled Kamulepo is stupid and can fake anything. Why should the whole country waste its resources and time concentration on Kamulepo’s personal… Read more »
Gwada
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A DPP mudazolowera kuphadi anthu. A party of death. You killed Robert Chasowa, Njaunju, 21 people on 20 July 2011. More are dying in our hospitals due to your theft. Were it not for publicity, Kamleo would be gone. Mukamaliza mpaka 2019 mfiti inu? Mmmmm

zeus
Guest

Bt why government is busy with this?akufuna abise chani,Robert chasowa alikut? Ife boma ili timaliwopa!!!!

kanchenga
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I am shocked to hear the police statement on Kaluas case. Indeed more shocked to hear a CIA trained dausi claiming that because kalua looks smart and unscratched it means he was not tortured. If this represents the kind of policing in Malawi then as a nation we are in very serious trouble. How come our police doesnt know that some torture tactics dont produce scratches and that torture traces can be removed from the victim before release. I know two things for sure. Children play with snakes out of ignorance about their dangerousness but adults do that as a… Read more »
santana
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He was not in Parliament on Monday. Please relatives have a close watch on this guy. He may think of going back to the jungle because he thinks this is where he belongs. Mamaweeeeeee!!!!!

ster
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You cannot spend my hard earned tax hearing that useless moron…Mr speaker be serious..

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