Former IG Kainja arrested, released on bail

Former Inspector General of Police George Kainja

On Thursday 23rd June 2022, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested former Inspector General Dr. George Kainja, for receiving advantage from UK based Zuneth Sattar, on account of influencing a procurement contract to supply food rations under the businessman’s instructions.

A statement from the Bureau indicates that the 350,000 food ration packs worth USD7, 875,000.00 unlawfully initiated a requisition of the procurement on Sattar who is the Managing Director of Xaviar Limited.

The former IG who was relieved from his duties by President Lazarus Chakwera on Tuesday this week for his alleged corrupt dealings with Sattar.

He is likely to be charged with two counts of soliciting advantage in regard to contracts contrary to Section 29 (1) as read with Section 34 of the Corrupt Practices Act.

“The investigations conducted by the Bureau established that Dr. George Kainja solicited an advantage in form of a vehicle and USD 8,000 from Zuneth Sattar for influencing the award of the contract to supply the food ration packs”

Kainja has since been granted and released on bail at the Lilongwe Magistrate’s court.

The investigation also established that Mwabi Kaluba, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Service Legal Officer, corruptly obtained USD20, 000.00 from Zuneth Sattar as an advantage for giving assistance in the procurement contract of the food ration packs.

He is likely to be charged with one count of soliciting an advantage in regard to contracts contrary to Section 29 (1) as read with Section 34 of the Corrupt Practices Act.