Abducted 9 year old albino found with head only: Malawi Police confirms

An association that deals with people with albinism has asked the government to move swiftly in the protection of people with albinism after an abducted nine year boy in Machinga was found with his head only on Wednesday.

Albino  attacked for  body parts

Albino attacked for body parts

Police criminal investigation officer Isaac Ndala in Machinga confirmed that the head of Harry Mokoshoni was recovered wrapped in a piece of cloth in a garden a week after he was violently abducted from his sleeping room.

“He was peacefully sleeping in his bedroom with his twin who is also a person with albinism when unknown men violently broke the house and took away Harry. His mother, Edna Cedric sustained injuries as he battled with the men to free Harry but to no avail,” said Ndala.

He said Harry’s step father was away on business errands when the incident happened.

This has however angered the Association People with Albinism who has since called on the government to walk the talk on the protection of people with albinism.

“This is worrisome, this is sad, very sad for us. It is now every week a person with akbinism is killed or abducted,” said the association’s executive director Boniface Massa.

Massa said there was need for the government to ensure that people with albinism are well protected and justice accorded to them with or without resources, saying they are bonafide citizens of Malawi.

Body parts of albinos are highly sought as some mistakenly believe they possesss special powers which can  bring wealth and good luck. Attackers chop off limbs, pluck out organs and sell them to witchdoctors.

According to the International Red Cross, a “complete set” of albino body parts – including all four limbs, genitals, ears, tongue and nose – can fetch up to $75,000 (£50,000) in some African countries.

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James Manyozo
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6 months 20 days ago

Guyz koma zimenezi tidziti khalidwe limeneli likuchoka kuti,apolice achitepo kanthu zaonjeza nawoso ndianthu (alobino),ali mwana wako ungamve bwanji

geo
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6 months 22 days ago

zausilu

Nathan
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6 months 22 days ago

Mwana wa mzako ndi wako, umusamale, osati kumupha. Khalidwe la uchifwamba ndiloyipa kwambiri, achifwamba onse akamangidwa aziphedwa chifukwa amatisausa kwambiri. Ma Albino ndi anthu ngati ife, pakufunika kuti nawonso adzikhala mu mtendere. I think anthu aku Nsanje anachita bwino kutentha anthu ogwidwa ndi mafupa a anthu. The government must find a way of protecting Albinos immediately.

Nambewe
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Nambewe
6 months 23 days ago

Malawi watani? Chilungamo chioneke apa

Liwu
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Liwu
6 months 23 days ago

uwu Ndiye ufiti umene timati kulibewu. How should this be happening in what we call the peaceful country of ours? Please authorities find a lasting solution to address this nonsense.

Ine kumeneko
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Ine kumeneko
6 months 23 days ago

The government know wat is going bwanji mbuyomu kunalibe?? A demon uses a person koma zikavuta it runs away. Athu amapanga izi ndaa Akulu kulu a boma nkani athuwo samapezeka, pawailesi kumanena as if there care!!!!

Nilibe pulobulemu mukamphana
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Nilibe pulobulemu mukamphana
6 months 23 days ago

UDF Ziwalo za azimayi

DPP ma Albinos

DPP +UDF =DEATHS OF WOMEN AND ALBINOS

Elder Sage Iv (ochita)
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Elder Sage Iv (ochita)
6 months 23 days ago

Do not leave this step husband scot-free…prime suspect. You are saying he was away at the time of the incident (he knew security compromised), and he is a businessperson and all this albino parts stuff is charm for boosting businesses ? Bush CID has already got the leads for you. Musamusiye choncho, azolowera (Do not leave him free, he will do it again …to the remaining twin)

Eye Witness
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Eye Witness
6 months 23 days ago

THE HEAD OF THE ABDUCTED 9 YEAR OLD ALBINO FOUND.

NOT THE NONSENSE HEADING YOU HAVE WRITTEN.

DK
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DK
6 months 23 days ago
My question to all of you who seems to have solution to this problem is what should the government do to resolve this problem? It is easy to point fingers, my question is if you were in the government what could you have done to resolve the problem? Don’t just say for the sake of saying, to me the issue at hand is very difficult to handle, it needs collective effort, lets communities unite and work together with police, let every village form vigilant or community policing group, the vigilant team should be empowered by the Government and other stakeholders,… Read more »
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