Top crime buster Mtekama back as CID boss after Malawi police shake-up: Chisale on  transfer list

Newly appointed Inspector General (IG) of Police George Kainja  has appointed Malawi’s  effective crime –buster  and top-notch law enforcement detective Bob Mtekama to head the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)  and  lead in the fight against crime at the National Police Headquarters in Area 30 after a major shake-up.

Police commissioner Chisale who was was arrested on Friday, along with 11 other police officers, in relation to Lule’s death., is on transfer list

Bob Hamisi Stambuli Mtekama widely known for his professional traits was Limbe Police Station officer-in-charge and  replaces Stain Chaima who has been moved as director of CID to Salima Police Station as officer-in-charge

Mtekama who was trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in America and been  doing his degree in Criminal Law at the University of Zanzibar , is the only police officer in Malawi trained in forensic science by the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine. He was trained by Professor George Liomba and his protégé Dr. Charles Dzamalala.

He is expected to spreahead investigations of some high profile cases that stalled during the previous regime.

Mtekama is also a fingerprint specialist and only handwriting expert in the Malawi Police. He is widely known for his crime busting and during his tenure as head of CID in the Southern region he was responsible for hunting down criminal gangs, organised criminals and arrested hordes of armed robbers.

Some high profile crimes that Mtekama has uncovered includes; the Clive Macholowe and his gang who terrorised Southern region with a spate of armed robberies and the famous Thyolo and Chichiri National Bank robberies (the first bank robberies in Malawi) and the Ministry of education salary robbery which left a police man gunned down in Blantyre.

Another high profile criminal is Gift Namacha M’bobo who killed a Greek Farmer in Dedza before striking Chibuku Breweries in Blantyre and stole MK6 million. M’bobo also killed a bank official at Lunzu trading centre and went away with his car.

Mtekama also was head of a special police operation which included detective George Mnjale, detective Mkwate and others that rounded off the infamous Chiradzulu serial killers’ criminals

Meanwhile,  the Malawi Police Services has transferred most of its officers—including Evalista Chisale—who is expected to appear in court tomorrow over her role in Buleya Lule’s death.

Lule, 44, a suspect who allegedly offered to ‘buy’ a 14-year-old Dedza boy with albinism for K800 000, died in police custody in police custody after he appeared in court over the matter.

A new list of transfers in Malawi Police Service, indicate that Chisale, who was acting commissioner for the Central Region has been moved to be commandant at Central Region Training Centre.She has since been replaced by Merlyine Yolamu, who was director of community policing.

Yolamu will be deputised by Casper Chalera, who was officer-in-charge at Ntchisi Police Station.

The two escorts for the outgoing acting IG Duncan Mwapasa  have been replaced with new officers from the Police Mobile Service (PMS) A Division to serve newly-appointed IG George Kainja.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said the transfers are  “an administrative arrangement”.

On Wednesday, President Lazarus Chakwera appointed Kainja as IG of the service, replacing Mwapasa who was in acting capacity under  former president Peter Mutharika’s regime.

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Munthali
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Munthali

Kodi nde kuti Mai Evalista akufera machimo amuna awo kulakwatu munthu ali ndi ana uyu mamuna wakeyo atenge milandu yonse

My old chun
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My old chun

Malawi how can you have only one handwriting expert and police forensic expert? Shame!!! Give other officers specialized training opportunities locally and abroad if you are serious on fighting crime. Training on arresting, marching saluting and shooting is grossly inadequate.

Iantana
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Iantana

koma nde kuchekenera kkk

Chi
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Chi

I like what u have written but if this is true then it’s wrong a deployment. He should be at police College so that we have more trained policeman and policewoman

monica
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monica

Limenelo ndiye boma la kongeresi limene timaliziwa la nkhaza timanena ndizimenezo.

Omex70
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Omex70

Sunati cadet umva kuwawa. Palibe angasekelere zoipa zanu a DPP.

chigezero pure
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chigezero pure

Bob, where have you been all this time???? Wabwera munthawi yoyenera

God is with Us = Emmanuel
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What happens to Mwapasa? Mwawonatu vuto lowetsa ndale in the police service a Mwapasa. Vuto si iweyo but ambuye ako Muthalika. Iwe you still have years to live unlike the one who led you astray. Who was behind sending George Kainja to Zimbabwe? What was the reason?

Khima
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Khima

The only …in Malawi…The only chakuti in Malawi…Police service has so many people why only him having such expertise..nanga atamwalila?

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Ngati zalembadwa apazi ndi zimene mkuluyu alili,am afraid looks like anthu ambiri ali pamoto ndithu.
Anapangidwa transfer kupita kumene analiku liti? Sichinali cholinga chomukhaulitsa kuti anthu enawa apange ma game awo aja amenewa? Restoration!

Ngombwax
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Ngombwax

Aren’t Liomba/Dzamalala experts in post-mortem stuff? I think what we need is knowledge in forensic auditing in order to arrest the crooks that have been looting our taxes since the days of JT. It would be a shame if JT died of natural causes; he stole a lot of our taxes during the MCP days, in addition to wanton killing of his political enemies. And never forget Bakili, Bingu Trust, JB/Mphwiyo, APM/Gertrude/Chisale, and the rest of the rot. As a country, we’re in deep shit, and have been in such a state for the longest time!

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