Stan Kaliza, Commissioner responsible for Human Resources, Management and Development at Malawi Police Service, has been sent on forced leave over allegations that he sexually abused female officers.
Malawi Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed in a statement dated 20 November.
Kadadzera said the Malawi Police Service has commenced investigations following screenshots indicating that Kaliza sexually abused junior female officers at the Malawi Police Service.
“When the investigations are concluded, the matter will be referred to the Police Service Commission, which has, under the Police Act, the mandate of disciplining senior police officers. Meanwhile, the concerned Commissioner has been sent on forced to pave way for the investigations,” said Kadadzera.
Screenshots shared on WhatsApp and Facebook show that Kaliza solicited sexual favours from several police officers.
Reports indicate that Kaliza was demanding sex from the women in exchange for promotions or recruitment of their children into police service.
It is further alleged that the officer “promised some of the women promotion during this coming centenary celebration”.
About 50 women are reported to have been sexually abused by Kaliza.
Sex scandal hits Malawi Police