Police arrests 4 Tanzanians for robbery

Working on tip-offs,Limbe CID officers have arrested four Tanzanian nationals, on suspicion that the are connected to series of robbery cases in Limbe Policing area.

The four suspected robbers from Tanzania are; Stephano Idd Mnungu 46,Titho Jackson Kasagula 39,Abuu Ahmed Huruvi 34 and Steward Mwakachinga 34.

It was on November 9,this year when police received a report from one of the Mpingwe residents Mrs Sumeya Satar about the unknown criminals who invaded her house and stole assorted items including five smart phones.

The four,on this material night,used a tinted Toyota Spacio,silver in colour, which the complainant managed to identify.

After a successful man-hunt,a team of CID officers from Limbe, arrested these robbers on November 21,at Kameza area in Blantyre.

The have also been found with several items suspected to have been stolen from different places across the nation.

Among the recovered items are five smart phones, stolen in Mpingwe township which have been positively identified by the owner.

Preliminary findings show that the four,committed similar offences in countries of Zimbabwe, Zambia,Lesotho and Tanzania.

Investigations are going on,to make more arrests and recover the remaining items.

Police is pleading with members of the community to continue giving tip-offs on suspicious people found in our respective localities.

They will appear in court after finalising paperwork to answer charges of Robbery with violence and Burglary.

Widson Nhlane
Deputy Publicist,Limbe Police Station.

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Chidzanja backs Chakwera-Mia pair in 2019, dismisses electoral alliance

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Lakeshore regional chairperson Augustine Chidzanja on Tuesday rubbished talks that MCP would form an electoral alliance, arguing that that the country’s oldest  party is very powerful and capable of dislodging...

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Rwandan National Vincent Niyongira Sponsoring Chaos in Salima

Details have emerged that a Salima-based group calling themselves Concerned Citizens wrote a petition to the authorities to force and discredit businessman Emmanuel Sekanawo under the influence of money received from Salima Businessman, Vincent Niyongira.

Although Vincent is denying allegations of bribery, but two concerned citizens have confessed to have been bribed in order to issue a strong petition to the authorities that discredit foreign business people from Rwanda and Burundi.

On 8 November, 2018, a group calling themselves Concerned Citizens petitioned the Salima District Assembly, to force the very innocent man Emmanuel Sekanawo. The group pocketed K1Million as upfront payment to fake the situation that the grouping is angry with  Sekanawo and yet Emmanuel had nothing to do with the Salima security situation.

 

BACKGROUND

A Group of Concern Citizen which was formed mid this year in order to tackle security situation amongst Burundians and Rwandees.

People liked the group because it had a good agenda.

After incidents of disagreements among some Rwandees and Burundians, the Concerned Citizens wrote the District Commissioner and held a press conference in Salima asking the authorities to evict  all Burundians from the District.

They gave the authorities 15 days.

However, surprisingly before the expiry of 15 days, on 8 November they wrote another letter, targeting one person to move out of the area alleging that he has been bringing problems.

However our records can tell that  Salima Based Group calling Concerned Citizens pocketed K1Million upfront payment from foreign Businessman  in order to write a strong worded letter  against one individual business personnel Emmanuel Sekanawo who is a Rwandees by nationality currently playing a chain store business in Salima.

Sekanawo settled in Salima long time ago alongside other Burundians and Rwandees nationals all totaling 18 in Number.

 

EVIDENCE

According to the evidence that we have, some Concerned Citizens on 7 November, 2018, petitioned Salima District Commissioner Charles  Mwawembe and other authorities asking them to order the immediate removal of Businessman, Emmanuel  Sekanawo whom they believe is causing problems in Salima.

The letter was copied to Senior Chief Kalonga, Officer In-charge of Police Mr M’bobo and DPP District Governor.

Salima District Governor while confirming about the letter, but was quick to say all issues about security are handled by Police so he referred our reporter to the Salima Officer in-charge.

Salima Officer Incharge Assistant Commissioner M’bobo while confirming about the disagreement amongst foreign Nationals described the situation as quite and normal.

He said business is taking place as usual.

 

CONSPIRACY

The Concerned Citizens have not disclosed specific reasons why they want Sekanawo out of the District.

However, in exclusive interviews with some Concerned Citizens, they expressed concern over the way some of their colleagues handled themselves on the issue.

“We received K1Million but we agreed to receive K7Million after the end of the contract. We have so far distributed the letter to all the relevant authorities,” said our source.

The Concerned Citizens are accusing Burundians and Rwandwees of bringing chaos and insecurity in Salima by among other things brazing guns in public.

One of the business man who is believed to have sponsored concerned citizens Vincent Niyongira said he was not aware that he is sponsoring the concerned citizens although we have a petition with us and recorded interviews of Concerned Citizens.

 

DIVISIONS LOCKING THE GROUPING

It is believed that divisions have locked the group and disbandment might follow because other members are disgruntled with the behaviour of moving away from the agenda and targeting one person.

What the Concerned Citizens are doing is against the United Nations Charter “reaffirmed faith in fundamental human rights, and dignity and worth of the human person” and committed all member states to promote “universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion”.

According to the charter all people are Born Free Equal and that all have their thoughts and ideas and need to be treated in the same way with no elements of Discrimination.

 

 

President Appoints Rosemary Kanyuka as Law Commissioner

 

By Mtisunge Kagomo

The President of the Republic of Malawi has appointed Ms Rosemary Kumitsonyo Kanyuka as a Law Commissioner as one way of promoting gender equality.

This has been said in a press statement released and made available Maravi post by Chief Secretary to Government Loyd Muhara

According to Muhara the appointment is with effect to November 19 2018

“His Excellency President Arthur Peter Muntharika,President of the Republic of Malawi has pursuant to Section 133(a) the position of law commissioner”reads part of the statement

Until her appointment Kanyuka was serving as the Director of the Reserve Bank of Malawi which she got appointed in August this year

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Women lawyers press for Mchacha removal from Cabinet: Engage Malawi Human Rights Commission on gender issues

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Meet Eli Njuchi: A 16-year-old artist with a mellow reggae tune

Eli:I believe I make music that connects with peoples’ hearts through their ears

The country’s music arena keeps on evoking with people’s choice of music being diversified due to stiff competition on the market. But there are some artists that are emerging and regarded force of reckon amid the rapid changing music industry, which is characterised by copycats, covers and bubblegum music.

Counting from one to ten using your fingers the number of talented reggae dancehall artists in Malawi, Eli Njuchi is one rare gem to listen to if his unique touch is anything to go by.

Good voice is equal to good music and career advancement. People do not only fall in love with music due to its intriguing melody or groove, but also lyrics that are bound to appetize the ear and soathes the soul.

And perhaps, this is the description of Eli Njuchi who has a good-natured voice which distinguishes him from chuffs and noisemakers that have clattered the country’s music industry.

He has joined the bandwagon of other talented artists such as award-winning Purple C of ‘Hot Like Sun’ fame, Malinga Mafia, Trumale, Saint, Blasto, Blak Jak, Jay Jay C, Provoice, just to mention but a few.

Born Chifuniro Constantine Magalasi, Eli Njuchi is a Lilongwe-based youthful artist who has embarked on a music journey with a bang. He trades under Njuchi Stingdem Music stable, which boasts of other gifted members like Prince Musiq.

Eli Njuchi has become popular with such tracks as ‘Girl Friend’s Friend’, ‘Hakunamatata’ (which features Hip hop artist Toast), ‘Far Weh Me Come From’, ‘Sabwelera’, ‘Iweyo’, ‘Kufooka’ and ‘Illuminati’.

Trademarks are significant element of music culture. Artists answer to specific nicknames or trademarks to propel own brands and image.

But why Eli Njuchi?

“I believe I make music that connects with peoples’ hearts through their ears. As we all know, a Bee is one type of an insect that works hard on what it is best, making honey.

Bees also have unity among themselves when working.They have the knowledge to protect themselves from being harmed by using their sting. Therefore, I and my team choose to be called Njuchi because we share the same attributes of Njuchi.
We focus on what we are good at. And we are hard workers,” said Eli Njuchi.

He added that they have got unity to make good and sweet music like honey.

Said Eli Njuchi: “People respect us because we sting like bees.”

Eli Njucji started recording music in 2015 when he was 13 years old. He said he was inspired by the pain and struggles of life to express them through melodies.

Eli Njuchi went through the corridors of Mkwichi secondary school in Lilongwe and he is planning to enrol for tertiary studies.

Eli:

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President Peter Mutharika has pardoned 160  prisoners from the country’s 23 crowded prisons. Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Henry Mussa said the President pardoned the prisoners in exercising his powers rendering to the Constitution...

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