Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera fires top prosecutor Dr Steven Kayuni over Anti-corruption Director’s arrest

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP), Steven Kayuni, over the controversial arrest of the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau(ACB) Martha Chizuma.

Addressing the nation, Chakwera said he considered the manner in which Kayuni handled his feelings against Chizuma as an act of unsound judgment and a breach of public trust.

President Chakwera emphasized that his firing does not stop the dismissed lead public prosecutor or any other person from bringing cases against Chizuma, saying that would be unconstitutional.