Malawi Police in Kasungu have rushed to a remote village where a nine year old boy has died in a Yao initiation camp called Jando in the district.
Police spokesperson in Kasungu Margret Mzingwitsa confirmed the death of Julius Sayineti on Tuesday.
“We don’t know the cause of the death but a team of police officers has been dispatched to the village to get the details,” she said.
Group Village Headman Mthiko said he was shocked with the death.
He said the camp councillors or angalibe did not tell him that the boy was sick just to tell him after the death that the boy complained of headache prior to his demise.
Sources close to the family of the boy said the family was divided on whether to send the child for the Yao initiation ceremony or not because of cultural differences amongst family members.
The boy hailed from Mthiko village in chief Wimbe’s area in Kasungu.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :