Don’t politicize investigative wings, Kalaba tells HH
By NATION REPORTER
ITIZENS First (CF) president, Harry Kalaba has urged President Hakainde Hichilema to allow the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to operate independently and professionally by detaching them from State House.
Mr Kalaba said there was nothing wrong with the ACC investigating him over his properties because it would help him to go into the 2026 elections a cleared man.
Last Monday, ACC officers raided Mr Kalaba’s flats in Lusaka that have been under construction since 2014 and put them under restriction to facilitate investigations.
But Mr Kalaba said he was worried that President Hichilema had politicised the security wings by placing them under his office and that the court of public opinion was doubting the credibility of their investigations.
He was speaking during a special interview on Pan African Radio.
Mr Kalaba said people who were guilty of corruption may remain free because of politics. “Even when the officers from ACC and DEC are conducting a genuine case people may conclude that it’s the President who has sent them after that person because he has been talking a lot against him,” Mr Kalaba said.