On 25th September, 2015, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging
that on 14th May, 2014, the Chief Immigration Officer granted Malawi Citizenship to
Rwandan Nationals using a file belonging to another foreign national.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau instituted investigations and established that citizenships
were granted to people who were not eligible.
On 28th February, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Peter Katasha
(Malawian national) for presenting false information that he was related to some
foreign nationals who were applying for Malawi citizenship. He was charged with
uttering a false document contrary to Section 121 as read with Section 360 of the
On 6th March, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Hon. Uladi Mussa, Former
Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security and Mr. David H. Kwanjana, (former
Senior Assistant Chief Immigrations Officer) now Regional Immigration Officer
Center. They were taken to Lilongwe Magistrates Court where they were charged
with one count of neglect of official duties contrary to Section 121 of the Penal Code
and misuse of public office contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Pascal Rwasa, (Burundian national) was arrested on 9th March, 2017, for
presenting false information that he was related to another foreign national who was
applying for Malawi citizenship by presenting the person as his dependent when the
person was over 18 years old and not related to him. He was charged with uttering a
false document contrary to Section 122 as read with Section 360 of the Penal Code.
On 13th March, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Esili Kubwimana, a
Rwandese national for giving false information to Immigration Officers when making
applications for business resident permit and Malawi citizenship contrary to Section
122 as read with Section 360 of Penal Code.
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On 21st October, 2019, the High Court in Lilongwe found Mr. Uladi Mussa, Mr. David
H. Kwanjana, Mr. Pascal Rwasa, Mr. Peter Katasha and Mr. Esili Kubwimana with
case to answer on all the charges. The four will appear in Court from 25th to 27th
November, 2019 for defence.
In a related development, on 23rd October, 2019, the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court
found Mr. Charles Phiri, Senior Clinical Officer at Kamuzu Central Hospital with a case
to answer for issuing a fake medical report to a cash gate suspect, Mr. Philbert
Mkandawire. Mr. Philbert Mkandawire used the fake medical report to obtain an
adjournment in a case he is answering before the Lilongwe Magistrate Court. Mr.
Charles Phiri goes to Court on 14th November, 2019 for defence.
EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL