On 3rd June 2019, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received an anonymous allegation that
Salima District Hospital Clerk, Mr. Ahmed Elias Kazembe and another Human
Resources Management Officer connived to maintain names of some members of
staff on government payroll, yet the staff resigned in 2017.
The Bureau conducted investigations into the allegation and found that Brandina
Tamala Chiwaya who worked as a nurse at Salima District Hospital from 2014-2016
continued receiving salary up to 2017. Limbani Mateyu, worked as a Medical
Assistant from 2007-2018 but received salary up to 2019. Chisomo Tumeo, Medical
Technician from 2011-2018 received salary up to 2019. Jane Msuku Mwalabu worked
as a nurse from 2011 to 2017 continued receiving salary. It was also established that
Ahmed Elias Kazembe who worked as a clerical officer, received various sums of
money from the people he had maintained on the payroll. The detectable total sum
of public funds involved is MK33,500,000.00.
On 20th September 2021, The Bureau arrested Blandina Tamala Chiwaya, Limbani
Mateyu and Chisomo Tumeo. They are suspected to have committed fraud other
than false pretence contrary to Section 319 (A) (c) of the Penal Code and Money
laundering contrary to section 42 (1) (c) of the Financial Crimes Act.
The three were taken to Salima Magistrate’s Court on the 22nd September 2021
where they were granted bail after satisfying the following conditions:
• Produced to the Court K100,000 cash each as bail bond
• Ordered to report either at ACB offices or nearest Police Station once every
• Produced one surety each bonded at K500,000.00 not cash
• To surrender travel documents to the Bureau
On 22nd September 2021, the Bureau arrested Ahmed Elias Kazembe and Jane
Msuku Mwalabu. Ahmed Elias Kazembe will be facing charges of misuse of public
office contrary to section 25B of the Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering
contrary to section 42 (1) (c) of the Financial Crimes Act whereas Jane Msuku
Mwalabu will be answering charges of fraud other than false pretence contrary to
section 319 (A) (c) of the Penal Code and section 42 (1) (c) of the Financial Crimes
The two will appear in Court after the Bureau has finished interviewing them.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL