On 10th February, 2014, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Philbert Mkandawire, Managing Director of Mahembe Civil Engineering, in relation to cash gate investigations. He was suspected to have obtained K56, 247, 996.14 from Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation for services which were not rendered.
He was taken to Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court. He was charged with two counts of money laundering contrary to Section 35(C) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act and one count of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.
On 22nd October, 2021 the Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court found Philbert Mkandawire guilty of all the charges and convicted him. On 28th February, 2022, the Court sentenced Philibert Mkandawire to three years, five years and six years imprisonment on each of the three counts respectively, making a total of fourteen years. The sentences will run consecutively from the date of conviction.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL