Kinkuyu and Joyce BandaFormer Blantyre City South parliamentarian, who also served as Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education under the Joyce Banda administration Moses Kunkuyu has resigned from the former governing Peoples Party.

Moses Kinkuyu announced his resignation at a press conference held at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre.


Kunkuyu, hit headlines as one of the youthful law makers in the August House during the Bingu wa Mutharika era before Mutharika died and Joyce Banda picked him as Minister of Information under.

Kunkuyu was one of the youngest politicians in the country when In 2009 he was elected Member of Parliament for the Blantyre south constituency on a Democratic Progressive Party ticket.

Following the unpopularity of the Bingu wa Mutharika administration, Kunkuyu alleged in an interview for Zodiak Radio, Malawi that the advisors to the Party leadership were “too timid” to face him to Mutharika, and that the Party was living a lie.

He subsequently formed the Hope Alliance, a pressure group within the Party seeking to influence change from within to the Mutharika government. This led to a hostile response from the government. Following the succession of Joyce Banda to the Malawi Presidency, Kunkuyu was appoint Minister of Information and Civic Education.

The Peoples Party with its founder Former President Joyce Banda outside the country since 2014 has seen hard times.

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