Over 30% Malawi police officers are HIV positive : Cops demand sex from prostitutes under arrests

Inspector General of police Lexten Kachama has called for behavioural change in the rank and file of law enforcers following revelations 32 percent of them are HIV positive.

Cops on HIV scare

Cops on HIV scare

Kachama said this during the launch of a radio program by Theatre for Change NGO aimed at sensitizing police officers on how best to protect themselves from the disease.

“The percentage on our officers with HIV and AIDs is high, this threatens security of the country,” said Kachama, welcoming the program.

Finance director of Theatre for Change, Wiseman Msimuko noted that most police officers get the HIV through reckless.

“They demand sex from prostitutes when they arrest them, the demand sex in return for freedom. They have unproitected sex with the prostitutes,” he said.

His comment comes barely a week after a newly formed sex workers association in Mangochi launched a stinging attack on police officers for forcing the prostitutes have sex with the law enforcers once the sex workers are caught on rogue and vagabond.

A national grouping for sex workers, Sex Workers Alliance also expressed concern over abuse by police officers.

Theatre for Change is launching N’zotheka radio program.

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6 thoughts on “Over 30% Malawi police officers are HIV positive : Cops demand sex from prostitutes under arrests”

  1. Nkhulandi says:

    Raping Mahule mumaona ngati ushasha

  2. HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja? says:

    A Polisi kunyanya kugwiritsa ntchito mphanvu, even pa mowa kupempha, mphamvu, pa road block ndidaona a polisi akupempha zakudya za ana a amwenye. Police yaku Malawi imafika poti munthu akamapita kumudzi kukayima pa road block ndi family yake kufuna galimoto yaulere, mphamvu.Tsono zotsatira zake kugwiritsa ntchito mphamvu pokwera mahule ndiye Aids 30%. Kufa kulipo ndithu.

  3. Chilungamo says:

    But also the tendency of high rank officers who abuse the new recruits by having unprotected sex them or they Bosses demand sex from their juniors in favor of promotions, posting to better departments and districts. These habits are spreading the HIV fast because the subordinates are left with no choice bout to bow down to the order. It is happening in almost every station. Another habit of allocating a male and female police personnel to guard some posts leaves encourages vulnerability to the female which leads to having unprotected sex due to the long period they stay together unless they are in a group of three but you find only two of them staying together in remote areas or over night as if they are a wife and husband.

    1. Marry Me says:

      You are very right brother. There is insanity there. The same happens in security companies, where female workers are forced to have sex with male supervisors if they are to get promotions, posting to nice offices and the like.

      1. mwana mulopwana says:

        Ayini ake amati kupukuta mfuti, I heard someone who was posted to Darfur, she even said without remorse that for one to be posted to peace keeping in Darfur , and I quote zinthunzi nza pathako

    2. kamwendo says:

      You are 100% right,chonsecho mwamuna wakukuta chinangwa

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