Police fend off bribery claims


THE Zambia Police Service has described as unrealistic, libelous and malicious alleged claims by Pilatus Engineering Zambia Limited proprietor Joseph Huwiler’s wife, Charlotte, that Inspector-General of Police Kakoma Kanganja is on her husband’s payroll.

Mrs Huwiler was quoted in the Daily Nation yesterday as having said that Mr Huwiler had openly bragged to her that the matter in which she and her four-year-old daughter have been thrown out of the matrimonial house would not go anywhere because Mr Kanjanja is on his payroll.

But police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement yesterday that Mrs Huwiler’s accusations are unrealistic, libelous and malicious.
Ms Katongo challenged Mr Huwiler to justify his claims if indeed what his wife said is true.
“We would like to dispel assertions by the source of the story, who in this case is Mrs Huwiler, that the Inspector-General of Police is on the payroll of Pilatus Engineering proprietor Joseph Nicholas Huwiler.
“The statement attributed to Mrs Huwiler and purported to have been expressed by her husband is slanderous in nature as it lacks facts. We, therefore, advise the source of the information to always verify content before having it published,” she said.
Ms Katongo said the motor vehicle which Mrs Huwiler was referring to in the article is one of the 20 vehicles that were donated to the Zambia Police Service by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) on February 24 this year.
“We would like to put it clear that the BMW X6 which Mrs Huwiler was referring to is one of the 20 motor vehicles that were donated to Zambia Police by ZRA on 24th February, 2017 at a hand-over ceremony held at ZRA offices on Dedan Kimathi Road,” Ms Katongo said.


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