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Suspect arrested and charged over Kabwata MP’s death

Headlines Suspect arrested and charged over Kabwata MP’s death

Police in Lusaka have charged and arrested Alick Kalengo aged 56 of Lusaka ‘s Woodlands extension for causing death by dangerous driving of UPND Kabwata Member of Parliament Levy Mkandawire.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says Mr. Kalenga has also been charged with three other offences namely using a motor vehicle without a road licence, using a motor vehicle without insurance and giving false information to a Public officer.

Mr. Hamoonga said that Mr.Kalengo’s wife Jane Mwale revealed to the police during interrogations that the husband is the one who was driving the BMW X5 which killed Mr.Mkandawire.

He said Mr. Kalengo also confessed that he was the one who was driving the Motor Vehicle at the time of the accident and the Police have also recorded a statement from a witness which collaborated with Jane Mwale’s Statement.

Mr Hamoonga says the suspect is detained in Police custody awaiting court proceedings while his wife has since been released.

“Police has charged and arrested male Alick Jetta Kalengo aged 56 of plot number 32 Chalata road, Woodlands Extension for four offences:
Causing death by dangerous driving Contrary to Section 161 Subsection (1), Using a Motor vehicle without road licence (tax) Contrary to Section 30 Subsection (1) & (2) and Using a Motor vehicle without insurance (compulsory third party) Contrary to Section 86 (1)&(2) of the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002 of the Laws of Zambia.”

“Police has further charged male Alick Jetta Kalengo for the offence of giving false information to a Public officer contrary to Section 125 (a)&(b) of the Penal Code CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia.”

Mr Hamoonga said this was after Jane Mwale the wife to Alick Jetta Kalengo handed herself to the Police and after interrogations, it was discovered that the husband is the one who was driving the BMW X5 registration number ALM 5955.

“Alick Jetta Kalengo also confessed that he was the one who was driving the Motor Vehicle at the time of the accident. Police has also recorded a statement from a witness which collaborated with Jane Mwale’s Statement.”

He said the suspect is detained in Police custody awaiting court proceedings while Jane Mwale has since been released.

21 COMMENTS

  1. And what will the President say now after alarming the nation with his suspicion comments….he should be held accountable and brought to book and charged for abuse of office and interfering with Police work…if it was in the USA those are pure grounds of impeachment

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  2. HH for sure shouldn’t have commented on this case
    Now comparing us to america and what they would have because it suits you
    is nonsensical, like most comments on this LT
    Very few blogs are for the betterment of Zambia all are personal or interparty rivalry !!

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  3. The evidence has been collaborated so it’s difficult to dispute that fact. However, at one point the Police stated that the lady was Mkandawire’s neighbour, this fact is now quiet. And who told the UPND women that Mkandawire was killed by Mai Nini? The Police must take interest in that audio that’s circulating because the lady also talked about Paul Tembo.

  4. No need for a non police officer to call for investigation in the matter. Suspect (s) are known and everything must be done to establish whether this was just an accident or something else.

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  5. Could it be that the man is just trying to protect his lady by saying he was driving when in fact the lady could be driving. It common for men to do that. The truth needs to come out as to who was actually driving. Why then did the lady run away if she was not the one driving. I just don’t trust police on professionalism. The need to go to a psychologist and lie test. There could be a lot of cover ups which mighty never come out unless professional are involved.

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  6. Why is there confusion on who was driving the BMW? Clearly what the couple is saying cannot be relied upon. Irrefutable evidence should be collected from the problem vehicle assuming nothing has been done to it.

    I doubt our police can extract anything useful from what is available and give the public a “WOW” answer …

  7. I did say……….

    If the husband was a passenger he should have been charged for allowing his wife to drive like lunatic ……….if there was such a law.

    It turns out , it was the husband driving after all……………

    Which african man sitting next to his wife would allow her to drive like a lunatic ????

    It did not make sense……..

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  8. Where in the laws of Zambia is the President let alone any Zambian forbidden to urge law enforcement officers to find and arrest perpetrators of a crime? The only time someone is not permitted to comment on a crime , under the laws of Zambia , is when the accused is appearing before a court. God forbid that Zambia suffers a terrorist attack……are you going to stop the President from urging the arrest of the terrorists so that they get the punishment they deserve?

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  9. Taking one for the team. As tragic as this issue is, this man reminds us of what real men do when the trouble comes calling. You don’t put your wife between you and the lion, you stand between your wife and the lion. She better stay loyal while he is inside!!!

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  10. If at all it was the husband who was driving the next thing is that it could be said that the husband(the man) might have been paid to kill the late MP. This is where the case is going , especially that at first people said how can a woman be hired to kill, secondly people said how many women ran away after an accident women get very emotional only men go on the run, thirdly the change of statement will not be seen as an act of love but that the intention was to kill the MP and so the couple decided to deceive the public officer with information so as to remove the possibility of the suspect to be suspected of murder.

  11. If at all it was the husband who was driving the next thing is that it could be said that the husband(the man) might have been paid to kill the late MP. This is where the case is going , especially that at first people said how can a woman be hired to kill, secondly people said how many women ran away after an accident women get very emotional only men go on the run, thirdly the change of statement will not be an act of love but that the intention was to kill the MP and so the couple decided to deceive the public officer with information so as to remove the possibility of the suspect to be suspected of murder.

  12. I strongly believe that that useless losing kabwata pf mp yenga is somehow involved in this…the man just spent recklessly during campaigns and now that he is left with his balls only he decides to go for levy…just saying

  13. Jetta should be quizzed on this one.. there is nothing like he’s protecting his love the ma nyaka nyaka is a chief liar… Zabwino palibe should open their eyes and do a thorough and conclusive investigation.

  14. Witnesses said the man was driving. It’s for that reason that he has confessed. But the wife needs to be charged too for lying to the authorities.

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