Woman arrested  at KIA for attempting to externalize forex:  An employee of Ulendo Travel Group

A 33-year-old Malawian woman was on Friday March 24, 2017 was arrested at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) for attempting to externalize foreign currency.

Jessie Kumwembe Ndisale

KIA Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sapulani Chitonde said the money in the suspect’s possession were 20, 600 Rands which after exchanging them in local currency would be about K1 million.

Chitonde identified the suspect as Jessie Kumwembe Ndisale, an employee of Ulendo Travel Group Company in Lilongwe.

“Kumwembe Ndisale was arrested at the Departures Lounge before boarding a Malawian Airlines to South Africa on her personal trip,” he explained.

According to Chitonde, the suspect was searched by police officers manning the searching point and was found with the above mentioned money. After being asked to produce supporting documents, she failed hence her arrest.

He said in attempt to secure herself from police custody the suspect told the CID Officers to have the documents from Victoria Bureau which is in Old Town Lilongwe but were left at home and is willing to surrender them to Police.

“A go ahead was given and the supporting documents from the said Bureau were fake,” he said, adding, “currently Kumwembe Ndisale is in Police bail waiting police to finalize investigations and will appear before Court to answer charges of illegal Possession of foreign currency and attempting to externalize Forex.”

Kumwembe Ndisale hails from Tabu Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Malemia in Zomba district.

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izi nde nyasi izi zoona amwenye akumatulutsa ma billion nkumabweletsera katundu muno nde munthu mummange cause of 1 million , mwasowa chochita eti, why not arresting chaponda,mukufuna mutchuke chani mxiii.


Malawi police is playing kinder garden games.


Ukuku ndiye kulakwa. Mukufuna mukhale ngati mukutha ntchito? why arresting her because of 1million? and yokhetsera thukuta yekha osati zakuba. Shame on you! Ndipo Mulungu akuwona.


Za ziiii. Apolisi asowa chochita. Mtayeni mzimayiyo….mxiiii


Malabishi — muzava osauka – this lady is a business lady. kaya mufune kaya musafune – she will prosper in business as she is a hard worker.


Why arresting her, zoona 20000 rands? Police you want to be recognised eti kuti mukugwira ntchito? Zopusa basi, release her.

What is the maximum amount of forex one is allowed to externalize? I think this money is too little to prevent one from taking outside the country. The lady might have been going for shopping and if it is her own money legally acquired, there should be no problem here. Chaponda had millions and millions of forex in his house without proper documents but he is still a free person to this day. What are we trying to tell the world as Malawians? This is stupid. We want to deal with minor issues leaving out those that really matter and… Read more »
mike Jones

Before you charge her could you please charge George Chaponda pleasewho was found with thousands of dollars in his house

mahope a Seodi

K1m basi, mulibe ulesi . get lost nonse who are involved


Masulani mkazi, khamaaaaani! Mukusiya a mwenye basi tizimangana tokha tokha?
The Exchange Control allows business allowance of US$5,000.00 and
the money she took was less than the equivalent of that. Walakwa chani mwana
kazi yula?

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