Tags: Malawi Police

Police shoot dead two criminals in Lilongwe

Police in Sector 7 of Lilongwe’s Area 25 Township today exchanged live fire with criminals who had stolen over K2 million from a Zomba-based accountant working for the Zomba-Neno Rehabilitation Development Programme. According to National Police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo the Police managed to shoot dead the two thugs in the course of exchanging fire, as…

JB guards partially disarmed

  Malawi Government has disarmed two of the security officers that immediate past president Joyce Banda has been using since leaving office after her loss in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections. Speaking on behalf of Banda, her press aide Tusekelo Mwanyongo confirmed the reduction yesterday, saying the security objects were taken away last week.…

Interview: Police should move into crisis mode–Happy Kayuni

Last week, Malawi President Peter Mutharika appointed new Inspector General of Police Lexten Kachama. Engages associate professor of public administration at Chancellor College, Happy Kayuni, on the appointment and finds out how the police can regain public trust. Q: Since the country adopted democracy, we have seen government changing Inspector General (IG) of Police frequently…

Man hacks state house computers, swindles people, businesses

Police have arrested a man suspected to have hacked the State House computer systems and allegedly used President Peter Mutharika’s name to swindle unsuspecting individuals and companies, The Nation has learnt. Malawi Police Service (MPS) Deputy Inspector General (DIG) responsible for operations Rodney Jose confirmed the arrest in an interview in Lilongwe on Wednesday. But…

Deputy Malawi Army chief, police in late night fracas

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Deputy Commander Griffin Supuni Phiri was involved in midnight fracas with police at his Area 43 residence in Lilongwe on Wednesdaynight. Reports indicate that the deputy MDF chief was involved in a brawl with police officers investigating a robbery. Police sources said Supuni-Phiri was briefly detained after verbal and physical exchanges. In separate interviews,…

Journalists free to take pictures—Deputy IG

Malawi Police Service (MPS) Deputy Inspector General (DIG) responsible for administration Lexten Kachama has said journalists are free to take pictures of any dramatic scenes during police operations without seeking permission from officers on site. Kachama said this on Tuesday at the National Police Headquarters in Area 30, Lilongwe during a special interface between police and the…

APM reverses ACB seal order

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday reversed an earlier order that sealed Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) offices nationwide amid a strike by staff at the graft-busting body. The President’s order overturning the sealing of the offices in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba came barely hours after a legal scholar at Chancellor College, Mwiza Nkhata, and the Catholic Commission…

Police stop Chanco demos

Police in Zomba yesterday stopped Chancellor College students from going to the streets for protests to push government to increase their upkeep allowances. Eastern Region Police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude said in an interview the planned protests were illegal. Said Nyaude: “There was no communication that the students had applied to the district commissioner’s office, which…

ACB resumes K400m Cashgate probe

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has resumed investigations into the scam at Malawi Police Service (MPS) and Accountant General’s Department where about K400 million was allegedly stolen, leading to the arrest of 29 people, including senior police officers. The scam shocked the public as Fiscal Police discovered that an accounts assistant had unexplained millions of kwacha…

Blantyre Police recover K20m stolen property

Blantyre Police Station on Friday recovered assorted stolen household and office property valued at K20 million (US$39 371) from suspected criminals who terrorised Blantyre residents. The police also impounded three saloons, one belonging to a suspect, which were being used to transport the stolen property. Deep freezers, plasma television sets, sound mixer, computers, laptops, DVD…

‘Thugs’ attack police officers, snatch rifles

Barely one week after President Peter Mutharika declared war against criminals and called on the Malawi Police Service (MPS) to use any force within the law to address insecurity, unidentified assailants on Wednesday night attacked two police officers on patrol in Mzuzu and grabbed two guns and ammunition from them. Northern Region Police spokesperson Maurice…