Bingu knew about Kalibu Academy sex scandals

93

 – Gay sex equals favours at Kalibu Academy

-Former Deputy Minister of Education Sajeni pushed for inspection

 -Headmaster Paisley Mavutula forced employee to have an abortion

A former teacher and boarding master at Kalibu academy has told me that the school’s headmaster Paisley Mavutula is the mastermind of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of almost 800 students at the elite academy .

Mavutula has been accused of forcing his former maid to get an abortion after impregnating her.

Paisley Mavutula

Paisley Mavutula: His office spearheaded everything.

The maid, whose identity has been withheld for security purposes, was later fired after Mavutula confirmed the abortion and he further threatened to have her imprisoned if she reported it to anyone.

Our continued investigation has revealed that many students have been punished by sending them to Founder and Director Michael Thomas Howard’s house on the property of Kalibu so they can massage him in his shower.

This reporter has further established that ground workers have been sexually abused by Howard in exchange for favours.  

One of the current victims is a staff member that Howard is building a house for.  This victim frequently visits Howard’s cottage when he is in Malawi.

The former Kalibu boarding master said: “Students and employees are sexually abused at Kalibu Academy.  Kalibu claims to be a Christian school, however, what happens at this school leaves a lot to be desired. In Malawi, it is only at Kalibu that you find students who are whipped like dogs. They are beaten for no justified reason. This is the only school where the Headmaster, Deputy, Inspector and most teachers carry whipping sticks in their hands. Students are caned for sitting down, they are whipped for standing, sometimes they are hit for speaking, other times for not speaking: You simply won’t find a student who has never been caned at this school.””

A former teacher at Kalibu sided with the victims saying students are heavily abused. He singled out former inspector Mr Mhango, reporting that he had different shapes and sizes of bamboo sticks used to beat students and fellow employees.

He said even morning worship is not for the Lord, but basically for having fun.

Both teachers and students are told to dance and some even use kwaito dance moves.

On the issue of homosexual abuse, reports from several eyewitnesses indicate that many of the male students have been homosexually abused to gain favour and avoid expulsion from the school.  They are filled with shame as a result and so rarely report it.  

“The administrative staff at Kalibu creates a great separation between the students and their parents from the first day, and even students that have tried to talk to their parents about abuse are called liars by the staff.  Boarders, in particular, have the worst time because once they are at Kalibu and their parents begin to trust the staff more than their children, the abuse worsens and they are more prone to provide sexual favours in exchange for a better living environment,” says one former missionary to Malawi who was at Kalibu.

The boarding master also reported: “Students at the Academy are called fools, useless, sloppy, and good for nothing. These negative words sink into their minds and have become part of their lives.

“Paisley threatens teachers to fire them and lock them in prison if they reveal anything. The so-called pastor Mavutula is said to be practicing witchcraft to safeguard his job and also providing gay favours to Michael Howard.  Mavutula himself has an addiction to women, and sexually abuses young female teachers once they join Kalibu, under threat of losing their jobs. He is said to have a room at a certain lodge in Mangochi, which Kalibu pays for, where he takes students, young female teachers and sex workers.”

Bingu wa Mutharika

Knew about the atrocities.

Former Deputy Minister of Education Wiktor Songazaudzu Sajeni told this correspondent that despite forming a special team to conduct an inspection at Kalibu in 2011, no findings were brought to his attention. The issue was referred to Sajeni by the late Suzeni Chitembe and was confirmed by the then Kalibu public relations officer Judith Mang’anda.

The former Deputy Minister hinted that even former first lady Madam Callista Mutharika advised the Ministry to investigate the matter after she came across Kalibu’s Newsletter that contained strong language that was demeaning and disgusting.

“When I was the Deputy Minister, I advised the relevant department and section to carry out an inspection at the school. But I didn’t get the report findings and I don’t know whether the inspection took place or not. I ordered the department of higher education to take responsibility. I even wrote a memo to Head of State Bingu wa Mutharika on the steps we have taken and that we are waiting for the outcome,” he explained.

Before forming an inspection team, Michael Howard and Paisley Mavutula were summoned to the Ministry of Education in Lilongwe where they said the treatment was aimed at “shaping students to good behaviour” and that this type of treatment was good for the school.””  Apparently this trip was successful, because as previously reported, nothing changed at the Academy.  No arrests were made, and all of the abuse continued.  Michael Howard, who feared coming to Malawi for an entire year, began coming again every few months and preying upon more male victims.

Questions are being asked about how high in the government departments and ministries Kalibu has influence.  Eyewitnesses have reported large cash payoffs to several agencies of the government, and it appears that these payoffs are working, because the school continues to operate and the abuse continues unchecked.

So far, the Academy has issued no formal statement to the press.

Parents of students are being told by the administration at Kalibu that these issues will pass and things will return to normal; of course normal for Kalibu is more abuse.

As we went to press, current Minister of Education Emmanuel Fabiano referred this reporter to his spokesperson, Rebecca Phwitiko, whose phone went unanswered.

Like Phwitiko’s phone, many questions remain unanswered…

If you are a victim of abuse, please contact us at: kalibuvictims@gmail.com. Views in this article are not of Malawi24 but represent those of the reporter and the people he interviewed.

Share.

93 Comments

  1. Mr President maybe he knew about the scandle but you ought to understand that he was surroundend by the big fishes by that are benefitting from Kalibu Acadamy

  2. My son was there he spent his last two years of education at Kalibu. Its not the first time that this issue has come out, but what I know is the standard’s at the School are too good compared to the fees, rarely do students fail O levels, passing rate is 95%. What I know is there is strict discipline to mould boys and girls, what ever happens to the privete life of Pastor Mavutulira and Howard did no concern me as a parent. Some of the things being highlighted as free dancing in the morning is praise and worship, students being small boys and girls get carried because they use a band. The best that should be done being a pvt School is to change the directors and let a trust run the School. If the School is all that bad why is it that students and parents scramble for places there? Many well to do people who can not afford KA take there children there, yes there may some personal reckless life at the school but the way its being portrayed is very exgerated. When my son was there the Director told the parents who were aggrieved by disciplinary standards there to move their children to other schools, many did not withdraw. I am seeing an element from other pvt schools to get this institution closed, my appeal to my fellow Malawians is please dont be fooled. The former President after investigations saw the reasons were not strong to justify the closure of the School.

  3. dope conclusion,deep reaserch and investigative journalism,Nyasatimes are you seeing this?wake up!!!these guys have taken over!!well done mw24 mukutiiimilila,lets change the face of the game bola nanunso musayambe kulandra ma envelope lol

  4. Somebody has or he want to open a school,so he is afraid of competition…..I sense so!!!!!!!! Why now??????? When did Bingu leave us???????

  5. If Bingu knew it then wat did who do???? Musamatinyase ndinkhani zopanda pake, mumadziwa koma stl kumawatumiza ana anu, chokani musatibhowe.

  6. I still stand by my comment. Kalibu academy is one of the best high school for IGCSE, AS and A level syllabuses in Malawi. Y ! Is a story for another day. So let the owner and the Head change or resign for the betterment of most malawians

    • Ine nso ndikudabwatu, with dis digital world student’s wud have been already inform their parents n guardian, unless ngati amagwiritsa ntchito mphamvu za ku midima

  7. I know y they do. Kalibu offers the best education than most of the expensive high schools we have in Malawi. I’ve there myself I can testify to that. I still believe the school shud be allowed to continue helping Malawians. However, let Michael Howard and Paisely Mavutula resign and allow the board to run the school bcoz their sex, abuse and witchcraft scandals leave a lot to b desires by malawians. They shud repent, God can still forgive them.

  8. With all these revelations, why do parents send their children to kalibu acadamy and pay huge amounts of money and allow their children abused?

    • bcoz it is the only high Xul whch expensiv and offrs the highest educatn and i hop u dnt expect all of these bwanaZ IN malawi to send their chldren to cheaper xuls abi? They want quality education not homosexual thng, this cases was there even b4

    • Been there and I think the issue of abuse is exaggerated, the government should implement strategies of monitoring the running of the xul coz Kalibu sends more of its students to UNIMA unlike sme of these internationally recognized xuls

  9. Pali wina yemwenso ali ndi school akupikisana nayo school imeneyi pa business & akufuna itsekedwe coz nkhanizi sidzikubwera mwachilungamo

  10. donr take advantage just bcz he is dead if it is true prove to us……………….this world is going to an end ndithu wina ndi pastor Fletcher kaiya koma Mulungu sazakunyengererani nose mukuchita mchitidwe umenewu

  11. SAVE UR DATA
    11 January 2016 Last updated at: 6:03 AM
    Bingu knew about Kalibu Academy sex scandals
    Happy Arnold Soko
    – Gay sex equals favours at Kalibu Academy
    -Former Deputy Minister of Education Sajeni pushed for inspection
    -Headmaster Paisley Mavutula forced employee to have an abortion
    A former teacher and boarding master at Kalibu academy has told this publication that the school’s headmaster Paisley Mavutula is the mastermind of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of almost 800 students at the elite academy .
    Mavutula has been accused of forcing his former maid to get an abortion after impregnating her.
    Paisley Mavutula
    Paisley Mavutula: His office spearheaded everything.
    The maid, whose identity has been withheld for security purposes, was later fired after Mavutula confirmed the abortion and he further threatened to have her imprisoned if she reported it to anyone.
    Our continued investigation has revealed that many students have been punished by sending them to Founder and Director Michael Thomas Howard’s house on the property of Kalibu so they can massage him in his shower.
    Malawi24 has further established that ground workers have been sexually abused by Howard in exchange for favours.
    One of the current victims is a staff member that Howard is building a house for. This victim frequently visits Howard’s cottage when he is in Malawi.
    The former Kalibu boarding master said: “Students and employees are sexually abused at Kalibu Academy. Kalibu claims to be a Christian school, however, what happens at this school leaves a lot to be desired. In Malawi, it is only at Kalibu that you find students who are whipped like dogs. They are beaten for no justified reason. This is the only school where the Headmaster, Deputy, Inspector and most teachers carry whipping sticks in their hands. Students are caned for sitting down, they are whipped for standing, sometimes they are hit for speaking, other times for not speaking: You simply won’t find a student who has never been caned at this school.”
    A former teacher at Kalibu sided with the victims saying students are heavily abused. He singled out former inspector Mr Mhango, reporting that he had different shapes and sizes of bamboo sticks used to beat students and fellow employees.
    He said even morning worship is not for the Lord, but basically for having fun.
    Both teachers and students are told to dance and some even use kwaito dance moves.
    On the issue of homosexual abuse, reports from several eyewitnesses indicate that many of the male students have been homosexually abused to gain favour and avoid expulsion from the school. They are filled with shame as a result and so rarely report it.
    “The administrative staff at Kalibu creates a great separation between the students and their parents from the first day, and even students that have tried to talk to their parents about abuse are called liars by the staff. Boarders, in particular, have the worst time because once they are at Kalibu and their parents begin to trust the staff more than their children, the abuse worsens and they are more prone to provide sexual favours in exchange for a better living environment,” says one former missionary to Malawi who was at Kalibu.
    The boarding master also reported: “Students at the Academy are called fools, useless, sloppy, and good for nothing. These negative words sink into their minds and have become part of their lives.
    “Paisley threatens teachers to fire them and lock them in prison if they reveal anything. The so-called pastor Mavutula is said to be practicing witchcraft to safeguard his job and also providing gay favours to Michael Howard. Mavutula himself has an addiction to women, and sexually abuses young female teachers once they join Kalibu, under threat of losing their jobs. He is said to have a room at a certain lodge in Mangochi, which Kalibu pays for, where he takes students, young female teachers and sex workers.”
    Bingu wa Mutharika
    Knew about the atrocities.
    Former Deputy Minister of Education Wiktor Songazaudzu Sajeni told this publication that despite forming a special team to conduct an inspection at Kalibu in 2011, no findings were brought to his attention. The issue was referred to Sajeni by the late Suzeni Chitembe and was confirmed by the then Kalibu public relations officer Judith Mang’anda.
    The former Deputy Minister hinted that even former first lady Madam Callista Mutharika advised the Ministry to investigate the matter after she came across Kalibu’s Newsletter that contained strong language that was demeaning and disgusting.
    “When I was the Deputy Minister, I advised the relevant department and section to carry out an inspection at the school. But I didn’t get the report findings and I don’t know whether the inspection took place or not. I ordered the department of higher education to take responsibility. I even wrote a memo to Head of State Bingu wa Mutharika on the steps we have taken and that we are waiting for the outcome,” he explained.
    Before forming an inspection team, Michael Howard and Paisley Mavutula were summoned to the Ministry of Education in Lilongwe where they said the treatment was aimed at “shaping students to good behaviour and that this type of treatment was good for the school.” Apparently this trip was successful, because as previously reported, nothing changed at the Academy. No arrests were made, and all of the abuse continued. Michael Howard, who feared coming to Malawi for an entire year, began coming again every few months and preying upon more male victims.
    Questions are being asked about how high in the government departments and ministries Kalibu has influence. Eyewitnesses have reported large cash payoffs to several agencies of the government, and it appears that these payoffs are working, because the school continues to operate and the abuse continues unchecked.
    So far, the Academy has issued no formal statement to the press.
    Parents of students are being told by the administration at Kalibu that these issues will pass and things will return to normal; of course normal for Kalibu is more abuse.
    As we went to press, current Minister of Education Emmanuel Fabiano referred this reporter to his spokesperson, Rebecca Phwitiko, whose phone went unanswered.
    Like Phwitiko’s phone, many questions remain unanswered
    If you are a victim of abuse, please contact us at: kalibuvictims@gmail.com or editor@malawi24.com