On 18th July, 2022, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Mr. Samuel Madula,
former Principal Secretary and Mr. Kennedy Nkhoma, Chief Director in the Ministry of
Homeland Security, respectively. This arrest is over allegations that they abused office
by arbitrarily initiating unlawful procurement of an exorbitant and unbudgeted for
procurement contract between Malawi Government and One Guard FZE for the supply
of Uniforms and Equipment for Malawi Prison Services without following public
The ACB recorded an allegation on 16th October, 2020 that the Ministry of Homeland
Security suspiciously procured Malawi Prison Service uniforms and equipment from
One Guard FZE of United Arab Emirates without following procedures. The ACB
conducted investigations which established that Mr. Samuel Madula and Mr. Kennedy
Nkhoma abused their offices and neglected official duties by among other things
initiating and justifying the unlawful procurement.
They are likely to be charged with abuse of office contrary to Section 25B (1) as read
with Section 34 of the Corrupt Practices Act and neglect of official duties contrary to
Section 121 of the Penal Code.
They will be taken to Court after the Bureau has interviewed them.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL