Kalua joined the fray between the two
warring Mangochi MPs and vehemently
defended Chambo against the
purported hounding by former Minister
of Persons with Disability, Chiwaya.
The seemingly infuriated self-styled
militant Rumphi lawmaker explicitly
scolded the unapologetic Chiwaya with
all cylinders firing in a private
Whatsapp group for Members of
Parliament with a cheeky but poignant
message exclusively telling him to stop niggling
and intimidating his ‘good friend’ who
he described as a good man.
Kalua , who is best known for being a
fearless daredevil said: “Chiwaya stop
issuing threats to people. You are a
lawmaker who must lead by example.
What message are you putting out
there by threatening your fellow
member of parliament?”
The firebrad politician described MP
Chambo as a good man with a fine
moral fibre, saying that he (Chambo) is
his friend and that if Chiwaya continues
issuing his cheap threats he (Kamlepo
Kalua) will deal with him.
An exasperated Kalua added:
“Chiwaya, who told you that Mangochi
is your personal estate? What makes
you think you own Mangochi?
Mangochi is owned by the people who
voted for you as an MP. Stop being
‘dishonourable’ or I will fix you and put
you in your right place.”
After Kalua’s message, tempers flared
as the MPs took turns in a verbal
crossfire, some attacking Chiwaya for
his denigrating and disparaging
behaviour, while a handful others
But Kalua kept firing warning shots to
Chiwaya advising him to stop building
castles in the air by believing that he is
still a powerful man in Mangochi.
“Stop bluffing yourself (Chiwaya) you
don’t own Mangochi. Face reality, you
have lost it,” said Kalua.
Chiwaya was impenitently defiant and
challenged Kamlepo “to bring it on!”
“You don’t scare me, Kamlepo,”
Sensing imminent danger and seeing
that the things were getting out of
hand, Balaka North UDF
Parliamentarian and music maestro
Lucius Banda intervened and swiftly
asked Kamlepo (Kalua) and (Clement)
Chiwaya to cease fire.
“Honourable members, I humbly
implore and beg you to please slow
down. Take a chill pill. Let’s us not
blow the bubbles out of this issue. Let
us handle this issue in an honourable
manner,” said Lucius Banda who is
popularly known as Soldier in the
One MP who is in the secret ‘Members
of Parliament Whatsapp group
speaking on anonymity said: “This
issue looks simple on the surface but
on the deep, it is a serious matter
needing an urgent attention. As a
country, we cannot afford to have an
honourable behaving like a riffraff.
This, to say the least, is a clear
indication that as a country we have
lost the plot. If MPs can behave or talk
like a bandit, then we should forget our
youth to be decent in their behaviours?
We seriously need to know Jesus and
A few days ago two prominent
Members of Parliament from the
densely-populated Mangochi Lake
District in Malawi had a hard-nosed
verbal spat over President Peter
Mutharika’s money and power
following his visit to the Lake District.
The two Mangochian politicians
engaged themselves into verbal tirade
fighting over Mangochi District’s
political bragging rights as well as the
K10 million the Malawian leader gave
out towards the event and who must
be closer to President Peter Mutharika
who was visiting the district.