A very unusual occurrence for an African nation, the arrest and legal detention of a vice president by anti-corruption police have made history.
Following the conclusion of a police investigation into the vice president of Malawi, Saulos Chilima, the country's anti-corruption bureau announced in a statement that Chilima had been taken into custody.
He is accused of receiving approximately Kshs 34 million from Zuneth Sattar, a businessman from the United Kingdom. This was done to secure the tycoon a government contract.
"The anti-corruption Bureau arrested Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima the Malawian vice president on the allegation that he received an advantage in the form of money amounting to USD 280,000 and other items from Zuneth Sattar the British businessman as a reward between March 2021 and October 2021," the bureau stated in a lengthy statement that this writer was able to access.
Lazarus Chakwera, the president of Malawi, has pledged to restore full compliance with the law. He becomes Malawi's most senior government official to be detained in recent times.
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