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Malawi Police cautious on Njauju murder probe

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Malawi Police have said they cannot be providing information on the progress being made on the investigation of the murder of former Director of Corporate Affairs at the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Issa Njauju.

In an interview on Tuesday, Inspector General of Police, Lexten Kachama, said Malawians will know everything once investigations are completed.

“It is unfortunate that we lost such a good man, Mr. Njauju. I can assure the nation that investigations are underway. You know, sometimes investigations can take long but eventually we succeed,” Kachama said.

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He was responding to a question on the progress the Malawi Police Service has made in the investigations.

“We are still investigating but unfortunately, this time around I think it cannot be good to tell you each and every stage of the investigations. We are making good progress. However, we cannot say we have arrested this one or we are suspecting that one. I know sooner or later we will be successful and the nation will know about it,” Kachama said.

Njauju went missing on July 2 this year before his body was discovered half buried behind Presidential Villas in Lilongwe. The body had bullet wounds on the neck and stomach, according to post-mortem results.

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His official vehicle, a Toyota Hilux double cabin, was later found burnt along Mtandire road in the city.

Three weeks after the murder, members of the diplomatic community appealed to investigating agencies to speed up the probe.

A six-member delegation, including UK High Commissioner Michael Nevin, US Ambassador Virginia Palmer, and representatives from Norway, Ireland, European Union (EU) Delegation and Germany made the appeal when they visited the bureau’s headquarters

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