State serves court with Murekezi documents:  Rwandan extradition hearing set for Jan 16

The State  has served Lilongwe Principal Magistrate documents it has received from Rwandan government on  Vincent Murekezi, a Rwandan who is claimed to be  genocide suspect in Malawi custody amid an on-going court battle for his extradition.

Murekezi during recent court appearance

According to senior State advocate Steven Kayuni, the evidence will aid the State’s case in court asfailure to extradite the suspect  will further encourage those who may have been involved in genocide and other crimes against humanity to feel protected in the UKMalawi, a wrong message to send to the world.

Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court has since set January 16 as the date when it will start hearing  the case concerning extradition of the  Rwandans suspected of participating in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.a

“We have submitted the files to both the court and the defence lawyers today and the court has set 16 January as the date for hearing of,” Kayuni said.

One of the defence lawyers, Wapona Kita, said they have received the files and they will appear vehemently defend Murekezi.

He  said there was a risk Murekezi would not get a fair trial in Rwanda.

Murekezi, who holds two Malawian passports with different names of Murekezi and Banda plus a citizenship, is also accused of dodging a corruption case that Malawi Revenue Authority and Anti- Corruption Bureau raised against him in 2008 and it is yet to be known how the state will proceed in this particular case.

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Mw Loyazi

Is defending a hardcore clear- cut criminal involved in butchering of thousands of humankind against the right to life, a sign of super and extra ordinary character? I have a lot of respect for Kita as a legal man but I do not believe that this compromise will do him good professionally locally or internationally. Zitsikeni a Kita zimenezo!. In fact you should use his criminal record and information you have to persecute him even more not defending him any more. Malawian Loyazi!


Kita you are losing your salt. Shortly you will be tasteless as Kasambara. Let him defend himself there in Rwanda. If ever you feel of helping him let you defend him there in Rwanda. Useless

tony tony

pls azipita boma lathu

LA umphawili

Andrew Machemba

Which fair trial are u talking about kita?he is a convict akafikira Ku jail ka musangomudyerapo munthu apa.

Helpless Help

ma lawyer a pa Malawi, kudzithiramo basi? his treatment in Rwanda will not only be unfair but meriting what he did to Tutsi, fellow Rwandees.

Rude boy

This type of lawyers are the ones I hate. Love money more than their country . U stink!


Kita whatever your name is you must be very crazy to be defending extradition of the genocide suspect. If he is innocent let him defend himself there is even a more competent justice system in Rwanda than here. Please let him go eishhh!!!!

mr phiri

nanunso a kita kukonda ndalama bwanji this guy got go we dont need him hear

John banda

let him go home, and defend himself.

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