The Inspector General of Police has yet to prove he is better than former IG Kakoma Kanganja


By Venus N Msyani

The Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has yet to prove he is better than his predecessor Kakoma Kanganja. Like IG Kanganja under the Patriotic Front government, Kajoba seems scared of losing his job.

The fear seems to have left the Inspector General confused; Now attacking even those who are sincerely trying to be on his side!

Commenting on his recent arrest, Dr. Chishimba Kambwili, alleges the current Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba is a figurehead. The PF presidential hopeful claims that a senior police officer at State House is running the Zambia Police Service.

Responding to Kambwili’s statement, IG Kajoba is quoted saying his office does not wish to engage Kambwili in public fora such as social media platforms. The Inspector General says instead, his office is watching Dr. Kambwili closely and analyzing every statement he utters.

The author could be wrong, is Kajoba happy? If he was, he would be telling Dr. Kambwili thank you. People are spending nights in police custody for misdemeanors. Chishimba Kambwili is simply saying Lemmy Kajoba he knows cannot allow that to happen.

How come Kajoba is failing to get it! Of course, he is trying to keep his job. The problem is that he may never prove that he is better than Kakoma Kanganja.

By attacking Dr. Kambwili, the Inspector General is saying he is the one allowing Zambians to spend days in police custody for misdemeanors.

Meanwhile, very sure most people are as disappointed as the author. Victims of the tyrannous behavior of the new dawn administration are not receiving equal support.

To be specific, support from the opposition. It appears the more popular one is the more support he/she gets. No doubt poor youth activist Kelvin Kakula would still be in custody if it weren’t for Dr. Chishimba Kambwili‘s arrest.

Kakula and Kambwili were arrested for unlawful assembly, which is a misdemeanor offense. Kakula spent days in custody no one seemed to be bothered. Kambwili spent about a day in custody the whole opposition swarmed the police station to demand his release.

Is that fair? Ordinary Zambians will suffer more if only politicians get enough support when facing authorities. Victims of the tyrannous behavior of the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration deserve equal support.

IG Lemmy Kajoba has yet to prove he is better than Kakoma Kanganja.


  1. Just a reminder: Mambala hh has refused to declare his assets up to now.

    And yet, ma NGO bali zee monga porridge ilibe salt

  2. Patali, Kanganja was far much better than Kajoba. Kajoba belongs to the ancient police force.

    Kajoba is a figurehead like CK rightly said.

  3. Stop referring to this low educated person as Dr. Chishimba Kambwili. Please stop underrating academic education. What thesis did this crook ever defend? Where are his publications? Please do not make me laugh.

    • If you are in Zambia you will have seen the many posters littering our towns proclaiming so many doctors who can cure all sorts of diseases. I don’t look at those posters, when I see the name Chishimba Kambwili I go straight to the name and over look the preceding letters. Just do the same for the peace of mind.

  4. Lemmy Kajoba was retired ” in national interest” ( that is, the PF’s interest) when Edgar Lungu was President of Zambia and commander-in-chief of the security services. He therefore had a chance to observe policing from civilian society once again. I was personally expecting to see a police chief who was going greatly improve policing in Zambia, especially in road traffic policing. Simple and straightforward things such as mini-bus drivers stopping in undesignated places to pick or drop passengers is a public nuisance that should hv come to an end by now. But not under LK. He’s probably waiting for his commander-in-chief to speak out.

  5. They came from the same school; they can’t be different!
    We need a complete overhaul of ZP. A lot of the lawlessness we saw under PF is still happening

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