Kuwunika, as the name suggests, was meant to bring hope to orphaned girls but the centre's boss in Chirimba, Blantyre turned it into a sex camp causing more pain to girls as young as 17, The Weekend Times can reveal.
The director, identified as Steve Makwiza, married one of the pupils from the school Ethel Khuleya who at the time was a standard 7 pupil at the orphanage.
As if the works of his hands were bearing testimony to his deeds, a primary school pupil he impregnated in 2008 has complained that he stopped assisting the child he fathered.
The girl, Patricia Fabiano, claims Makwiza impregnated her when she was in Standard 8 at the school in 2008, records at the Child Justice in Blantyre confirmed this.
When Patricia's guardians noticed she was pregnant, they asked the director to take care of the girl but he denied responsibility.
The matter was referred to the Child Justice for arbitration and the court mediated by instructing the director to be paying K1,000 as maintenance for the pregnancy and the amount was to be improved after the birth of the child.
However, Patricia said Makwiza only paid twice and after the baby was born he did not assist her.
Records at the Blantyre Child Justice court confirmed that the matter was mediated there and that Makwiza agreed to pay maintenance.
The court has since asked the girl to come forward and make a fresh complaint so that Makwiza can be summoned to pay maintenance for the child.
Village headman Asuya in Chirimba who is a member of the board of the orphanage confirmed that the director indeed married a pupil from the school and acknowledged Patricia's pregnancy but said the matters were already resolved.
"I know he married a pupil from the school and that there was a case in court regarding another student he allegedly impregnated but that was in the past. Those matters were already dealt with," he said. Sources said Makwiza dumped his wife before he married his standard 7 pupil who is his wife now.
Attempts to speak to Makwiza proved futile as his phone could not be reached after he got news that reporters were investigating issues of sexual harassment at the orphanage.