Mutharika blasted over Jose appointment


Activists in the country have criticized President Peter Mutharika for appointing Rodney Jose as acting Inspector General (IG) of Malawi Police saying the appointment is an insult to justice.

Government announced on Monday night that Mutharika has appointed Jose to replace the fired Lexten Kachama.

Charles kajoloweka

Kajoloweka: This reckless assault on justice is unacceptable.

Activist Charles Kajoloweka said Jose is a suspect who was implicated in the murder of Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa hence it is unreasonable for Mutharika to appoint him as police IG.

“This is a man who is supposed to be either facing trial in courts or jail by now for his role in the brutal murder of Robert Chasowa (a Polytechnic student political activist) on that September 24, 2011,” said Kajoloweka.

He then called on Malawians to reject Mutharika’s unreasonable attempt to reward and celebrate criminal suspects.

“This reckless assault on justice is unacceptable and must be rescinded,” he said.

Speaking on the same issue, political analyst Wonderful Mkhutche said Mutharika is rewarding criminality by making such an appointment which comes at a time when one police officer has been arrested for being involved in the killing of Macdonald Masambuka, a person born with Albinism in Machinga.

“Next day he (Mutharika) will be at a rally condemning the Machinga Police officer when actually he is walking around with one like him,” he said.



  1. The writing is on the wall Kajoloweka. Just connect the dots. The tripartite elections will be held in May 2019 and will be one of the highly contested general elections Malawi has ever had since dawn of democracy. DPP won with 35% in the last general elections and the support is likely to dwindle this time, if DPP doesn’t do anything drastic against the opposition. There are a number of critics who have openly vilified DPP for its lack of care for its own people. This criticism, if left unchecked, will see DPP getting less than the 35% they got last year and may just lose to the opposition. What does DPP do; get someone like Jose to head the Police, albeit in Acting capacity, to deal with whoever DPP deems as the enemy. These people will be boxed as “enemies of the state”. You know what happens to such people Kajoloweka. Obviously Jose is the right man for the job, to execute the unthinkable. I rest my case!

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