Kachama (L) hands over the spwrd of authority to Jose

LILONGWE (Papius Liwonde, Malawi NewsNow) –  Newly-confirmed Inspector General (IG) of Police Rodney Jose has said he is taking the helm of Malawi Police Service with a tainted image but set to fix it.

The police chief expressed the sentiments during a news conference in Lilongwe on Friday, barely 24 hours of his elevation to the IG rank after acting for about three months.

During the briefing after a farewell parade for his predecessor Lexten Kachama, Jose  said: “We need to work hard as police to bring back the lost trust. I will make sure that we do our job professionally from the lowest ranked officer up to my office.”

In his remarks, Kachama praised Jose as a man of high discipline, down to earth, hard-working and visionary.

“I have worked with IG Jose for a long time. I joined the service in 1979 while Jose joined in 1983. We have been working closely together even some of the successes that I registered as IG are partly because of him, as he was Deputy IG  operations,” he said.

Jose is set to retire next year.