MRA and Malawi police service on tuesday returned three vihicles


Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) and Malawi Police Service on Tuesday returned the three vehicles belonging to firebrand politician Kamlepo Kalua and his son which they seized by the two State agencies but Kalua remains missing.

The High Court in Blantyre ordered the two State agencies to release the vehicle and gave Kalua a temporal relief from an imminent arrest in connection with his alleged tax evasion.

MRA officers accompanied by armed police last Wednesday raided the house of the Rumphi East member of Parliament (MP) and also of his son Penjani where they seized his Mercedes Benz and a Toyota V8 belonging to the son on allegations that they were smuggled into the country.

A day later, the police went back to Kalua’s house with their own search warrant and towed a grounded Jeep belonging to the MP on allegations that it was stolen.

”They have returned the vehicles today,” said Penjani, son of the outspoken politician.

But he expressed concern that the politician is still missing since last week.

“We fear for his life. None in our family knows his whereabouts. It’s unlike of him. We are afraid,” Penjani said

Before he went missing, Kalua described the raids at his houses and that of his son as political witch-hunting aimed at intimidating and harassing him.

People’s Party which Kalua serves as Vice President also expressed concern about his missing.