Following the arrest of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) member Ulemu Msungama on Sedition charges contrary Section 51 of the Penal Code, the Malawi Police Service (MPS) have confirmed having an arrest warrant for Jessie Kabwila and Peter Chankhwantha.
National Police Spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa confirmed of the development in an interview with the press.
Gondwa said Police are hunting for Kabwila and Chakwantha for the alleged planned coup plot through the discussion on the leaked whatssap messages the three were exchanging.
Police on Sunday morning invaded the house of Kabwila in area 36 in Lilongwe but they didn’t find her.
Kabwila’s mother Valencia confirmed of the Police hunting for her daughter who is currently on hiding.
Police have currently released Msungama on bail and is supposed to Kanengo Police Station on Friday this week.
In the string of WhatsApp messages linked the MCP, they are, for instance, said to have conspired to pursue the Arab Spring-like revolution to overthrow president Mutharika and his government.
They are said to have been infuriated by what they see as the president’s failure to end a stinging food crisis that has seen maize prices triple in just under a few months and inflation exceed over 20%. The kwacha has also sharply fallen.
The MCP officials are said to have agreed to take advantage of the situation to call for a rebellion that would appear to have been sparked by Malawians in diaspora.