Court convicts industrial Relations court official in Lilongwe.

On 13th March, 2014 the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that
Mr. Brian Katimba, Acting Registrar of the Industrial Relations Court in Lilongwe was
soliciting an advantage from Burundian nationals. Two Burundian nationals sued
Jesuit Relief Services at the Industrial relations Court for unfair dismissal. They were
awarded K300, 000.00 each as compensation by the Court. It was alleged that the
Acting Registrar demanded some money from the Burundians for transport.

On 14th March, 2014, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Brian Katimba soon
after he had received K100, 000.00 from the Burundians.
He was taken to Lilongwe Magistrates Court. He was charged with one count of
corrupt practices by public officer and one count of abuse of office contrary to
Section 24 (1) and 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act respectively.

On 15th August, 2019, the Lilongwe Magistrates Court found Mr. Katimba guilty and
convicted him on both charges. He is currently remanded at Maula Prison after bail
was revoked following the conviction. He will appear in Court on 23
rd August, 2019
for sentencing.

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