The High Court in Lilongwe has ordered former President Peter Mutharika former chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara to pay K69 million for the alleged plot to send Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda to retirement.

Registrar of the High Court Patrick Chirwa, was mandated to assess the two on their involvement on the matter.

The 2 were found guilty for trying to send on leave Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and Justice of Appeal Edward Twea.

Muhara and Mutharika have been given 14 days to pay the costs.

The directive follows an application by the Malawi Law Society, Association of Magistrates in Malawi and Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to the court to order Mutharika and Muhara to personally pay the costs.

The ruling states that the first applicant (HRDC) and the second applicant (Magistrates Associations) be paid 26 million kwacha while the Third applicant (Malawi Law Society) is to be paid 43 million kwacha.

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