Unsettled Kutsaira dumps PP

Nomadic politician and former Malawi’s head of government intelligence, Binton Kutsaira has withdrawn his membership from former ruling People’s Party (PP), citing personal reasons.

PP spokesman Ken Msonda said he did not want to comment much on Kutsaira, saying “obviously it is not a worrisome development.”

When he joined PP earlier this year after he had for the second time ditched the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), former president Joyce Banda drafted him into cabinet as deputy minister of agriculture.

Former Deputy Minister of Agriculture Bintoy Kutsaira  made  a 'bow of the year' when he was with Banda
Former Deputy Minister of Agriculture Bintoy Kutsaira made a ‘bow of the year’ when he was with Banda

Kutsaira, a former Secretary General for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said he has become the first politician to quit PP after its electoral defeat because he needs to “concentrate on personal matters.”

It is believed that he is repositioning to return to DPP, but the unsettled Kutsaira said “not yet.”

Kutsaira resigned from the DPP where he also served as deputy minister during its regime and went back to MCP in June last year.

In MCP he tumbled in the primary elections for parliamentary candidate for Lilongwe Msinja North.

When she took power, Banda appointed Kutsaira as Presidential Advisor on Agriculture before he was fired after he contested in the DPP national convention which was contrary to civil service.

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