Retired Senior Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Colonel Nelson Kauwa has been arrested in connection to the looting of public funds dubbed cashgate.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Kauwa who owns Thuso Investments Group on Thursday July 16, 2015.

According a statement from ACB signed by Egritta Ndala, Senior Public Relations Officer (PRO) states that the body arrested Kauwa in connection to a complaint they received in September 2013 alleging that government officers at Capital Hill were making entries in the Intergrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS).

The investigation conducted by ACB revealed that that some payments were made to Thuso Group without offering to Government any service.

According to ACB, Kauwa is expected to be charged with three counts ; conspiracy to commit an offence contrary to Section 35 of the Corrupt Practices Act; money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act; and theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.

Meanwhile Kauwa has been released on bail.

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