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Suspect arrested and charged over Kabwata MP’s death

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Levy Mkandawire

Police in Lusaka have charged and arrested Alick Kalengo aged 56 of Lusaka‘s Woodlands extension for causing death by dangerous driving of UPND Kabwata Member of Parliament Levy Mkandawire.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says Mr. Kalenga has also been charged with three other offences namely using a motor vehicle without a road licence, using a motor vehicle without insurance and giving false information to a Public officer.

Mr. Hamoonga said that Mr.Kalengo’s wife Jane Mwale revealed to the police during interrogations that the husband is the one who was driving the BMW X5 which killed Mr.Mkandawire.

He said Mr. Kalengo also confessed that he was the one who was driving the Motor Vehicle at the time of the accident and the Police have also recorded a statement from a witness which collaborated with Jane Mwale’s Statement.

Mr Hamoonga says the suspect is detained in Police custody awaiting court proceedings while his wife has since been released.

“Police has charged and arrested male Alick Jetta Kalengo aged 56 of plot number 32 Chalata road, Woodlands Extension for four offences:
Causing death by dangerous driving Contrary to Section 161 Subsection (1), Using a Motor vehicle without road licence (tax) Contrary to Section 30 Subsection (1) & (2) and Using a Motor vehicle without insurance (compulsory third party) Contrary to Section 86 (1)&(2) of the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002 of the Laws of Zambia.”

“Police has further charged male Alick Jetta Kalengo for the offence of giving false information to a Public officer contrary to Section 125 (a)&(b) of the Penal Code CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia.”

Mr Hamoonga said this was after Jane Mwale the wife to Alick Jetta Kalengo handed herself to the Police and after interrogations, it was discovered that the husband is the one who was driving the BMW X5 registration number ALM 5955.

“Alick Jetta Kalengo also confessed that he was the one who was driving the Motor Vehicle at the time of the accident. Police has also recorded a statement from a witness which collaborated with Jane Mwale’s Statement.”

He said the suspect is detained in Police custody awaiting court proceedings while Jane Mwale has since been released.

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