Wapona faults two Malawi ministers as Murekezi fights extradition to Rwanda

Lawyer representing genocide convict Vincent Murekezi in the extradition case has faulted two Malawi Ministers in their involvement in the matter as he successfully applied for a judicial review at the High Court in Lilongwe.

Murekezi fights extradition – photo by Mphatso Nkhoma, Nyasa Times

Lawyer for Murekezi: Wapona Kita smiling after getting judicial review –Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma, Nyasa Times

The Principal Resident Magistrate’s Court dismissed the extradition case against Murekezi, citing inexistence – at that time – of the bilateral treaty between Malawi and Rwanda and irregularities in the manner the State presented the case in court.

Malawi and Rwanda recently signed the extradition treaty which the State wants to use for removal of Murekezi.

In his application for judicial review, private practice lawyer Kita queried the involvement of Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Francis Kasaila for signing the bilateral treaty for extradition, saying he has no powers to execute the Act under Section 3 of the Act.

Kita also faults lack of treaty domestication, absence of an extradition request and failure to lay subsequent legislation before Parliament.

He is also against Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Grace Chiumia decision to implement Extradition Treaty before being domestication in Parliament as stipulated in Section 58 of the Constitution.

“A declaration that the first respondent [Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation] acted ultra vires and unreasonable in the Wednesbury [irrational] sense and that his decision to enter into the Extradition Treaty between Malawi and Rwanda is null and void,” Kita’s application reads in part.

Malawi Police arrested Murekezi on December 8 2016 after a grouping calling itself Concerned Citizens piled pressure on government to have the Rwandese extradited over genocide case.

The suspected fugitive offender has lived in Malawi since 2003. He initially applied for temporary residence permit after securing police clearance.

He is currently a convict of a corruption case involving the Rwandan and the then Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) official Komani Nyasulu committed the case in 2008.

 

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Mulopwana
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Kita zikafika pamenepa anzako amaituluka watani kodi sellout leave our peacefull country alone ayamba kuphana okhaokha ku Dzaleka sunanve iwe wakukaya? Be patriotic man for once. Muzatigulitsira dziko atumbuka iņu mxiew!!!

aMALAWI
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Nanuso a minister a Justice osangoti ma lawyer have the audacity to excute their duties as professionals..ai ! Ena joined the profession to enrich themselves quickly others are driven by lunatic powers when handling a case instead of jealously protecting justice zimene tikuona Wapona kita/ murekezi vs Malawi/Rwanda tussling on a dangerous Murekezi extradition.AM NOT a law expert but moral integrity tells it clearly that Wapona cannot take up dangerously a serious case that of murekezi. a Malawi akuti zigawenga muno toto !! ndipo nthawi yakwana a Malawi we must rise against such stinking moves.How can wapona kita fault Gvt… Read more »
Wanjiko
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Wapona,ndarama za Murekezi zikukomenge wa mwana.

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kita pali zinthu zina not to handle in a childish way, this person was involved in a brutal murder of innocent women and children in his home country (over 800000 people) think if you were in their shoes how could you feel. kita watch out there is GOD out there and he is watching you with your useless arguments.

IGNATIUS MATIYASI BANDA
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That is why I don’t trust lawyers as they don’t fight for justice but riches for their their families and a chain of night queens.God is watching.

Ziko ndianthu
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Wapona Kita. You break my heart in disbelief that you find it justified to continue making counter arguments canningly trying to block Malawi Govt to extradite murekezi to his home country in Rwanda.Are you a bonafide Malawian?where did you do your law school ?why and why do you want a hard and dangerous mammal to stay in Malawi just for the sake of money to accumulate riches for yourself?drive poshy cars in town,live in descent house and enjoy comfortable life at the expense of state security? Murekezi must be extradited to face justice.He mercilessly took part in the killing of… Read more »
chikopa
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Kita. Kodi ufuna abwere aku Burundi and do harm to your family? Let your
client go and answer for his crimes. There was a genocide and if you do not
know it watch some movies or documentaries. There is no joy in protecting
the evil as it will come to haunt you. The spirit of those killed by him are
crying for his blood. It is time to let go Mwana waku Kaya.

YEBO WA MOSES
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Justice sometimes betrays

Nyau Thing
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Money inaphetsa Yesu! Wapona ndalama sidzinakukwane busy kuikira kumbuyo munthu woti amadula anzake manja! Murekezi amati akafunsa kuti “long sleeve or short sleeve?” iwe kuyankha kuti “short sleeve” kumayetsa kuti akupatsa gwanda unkangowona wakudula mkono kumtunda after chigongono. Iwe ukati ” long sleeve” uli ndapeza shati yovala kutchalitchi umangomva chikwanje ngwee! Wakudula dzanja lokha! Mhhhh! Dikira uwona adzakudula shaft yakoyo!

kape
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mbambande kita

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