Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

Police arrest MP Kalindo of UTM for allegedly ‘insulting’ President

By Lumbani Nyasulu

United Transformation Movement (UTM) Director of Youth Bon Kalindo who is also Member of Parliament for Mulanje has been arrested by Police in Lilongwe.

Kalindo, popularly known as Winiko has been arrested for alleged conduct likely to cause breach of peace at Balaka Police Station where 2 aides of Vice Presudent Saulos Chilima were detained last weekend.

UTM Director is alleged to have mobilized party supporters to sing songs aimed at degrading President Peter Mutharika.

UTM deputy spokesman Leonard Chimbanga confirmed the arrest of Kalindo.

He said Kalindo was arrested by the police at Chitukuko in Lilongwe.

“Now the police are taking him to Area 30” said Chimbanga at around 2:00hrs of Thursday afternoon.

Chilima, who is also UTM Party torchbearer in the May 21 Tripartite Elections, delegated Valera and Unyolo to deliver a gift at the Yao cultural grouping ceremony to which he had been invited, but failed to go due to a funeral, but the two were arrested and detained at Balaka Police Station.

The Vice-President stormed the station, where he spent about four hours, to find out why his aides got arrested.

National Police Publicist James Kadadzera confirmed on Kalindo’s arrest.

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