ARV dealer arrested in Mzuzu

Police in Mzuzu are keeping in custody 36-year old Noah Kayira for selling and being found in possession medical drugs, including ARVs, suspected to have been stolen from a government hospital.

Some of the recovered drugs . Photo by Chancy Gondwe -- Nyasa Times

Some of the recovered drugs . Photo by Chancy Gondwe — Nyasa Times

Mzuzu Police publicist Martin Bwanali “confirmed” the development saying they made the arrest Thursday after an anonymous tip.

Bwanali said they “recovered a lot of drugs from his house” but could not immediately say how much they were worth.

He said they were currently keeping Kayira in custody, adding the suspect would appear in court soon to answer “a case of illegal possession of medical drugs without a license.”

According to Bwanali, a search led by Detective Assistant Superintendent Mndala is one that nailed down Kayira.

 Nyasa Times sources said Kayira has been involved in the malpractice for a long time now, and plies his trade in the township of Chibavi.

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Mwatopa kugulitsa ziwalo muli ku mankhwala tsopano. Go to HELL. Anyani amichira


That only show how poor the country is.coz if mw was rich no one would sell drugs.may donors and police first target procures and those in power at central medical stores offices.

Mike Nkhoma

Its vry pathytic


The so called Ngolongoliwa is out of facts. There is nothing here to attack Tumbukas. Be it a chewa, lomwe, yao or any tribe, a thief is a thief. Just put your comment straight to the thief not to Tumbukas. Iwe walemba zopanda mfundo, should we say a lomwe or acewa alibe mfundo? Dont generalise.

chidongo John

Inu bwereni kuno ku South Africa Ku park station azimai amagulitsa nsombawa ali ndi mankhwala from A-Z wochokera Ku Malawiko. Mpaka news ya Mail and Guardian onasindikiza last week ndi mutu woti Malawian medical drugs are all over in JHB. Kaya pa boarders amawstchekadi. Ndimufunsa wina kuti amagula kwa ndani. Akandiuza ndikuuzani kudzera pa Nyasa times pomwepa

Bola Kunthazi

Govt is sleeping on the job. Thats why people continue to steal drugs. Some even have the courage to sell these drugs within hospital premises. Zodiak; Times; and Nation Where are your investigative skills. eg at one of the health facilities patients are asked to buy a local anathetic from a medic @ mk2000. per dose for one to extract a tooth failing which one is asked to go back home. I cry for the MYP time. for such nonses would not be allowed to flourish. Please do something about this bad practice.


Bolani atumbuka nanga ndi Mlomwe kumachinda patient ali pa kochi(theatre bed)


+Northern region no week without arrests over thief issues. If the have stolen government properties then its over ….. Why mtsimbweni? Tumbukas are selfish. Unfortunately its the same people, tumbukas who are very good at criticizing the government over different national issues including shortages of drugs in public hospitals.Koma Tumbukasssss. Mfwiti zenizeni.

Nankununkha sadzimva

Much as our health facilities are resource poor, you will be nonplussed to note that there is still room for abuse of the little that is there. This ranges from abuse of hospital resources(vehicles) to drug thefty. It is not uncommon to see hospital vehicles being used for personal errands. Interesting!

mabulala boyz

So sad ???? kodi Malawi akupita kuti abale ife tinabadwa ndikudziwa kuti mankhwala amapezeka kuchipatala osati mmakwalala.

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