K920m stolen through robberies in Malawi in a year -Police

Malawi business community has been robbed K920 million through armed and violent robberies in a year, according to a report of Malawi Police Service.

Increasing gun crime: Thugs killed Malawi police officer in Lilongwe

Increasing gun crime: Thugs killed Malawi police officer in Lilongwe

The report seen by Nyasa Times indicated that the amount of money was stolen at 31 different incidences which happened across the country from July last year to July this year.

The records indicate that Police has shot dead 41 suspects during the period.

According to the report, so far Malawi Police has managed to recover K550 million.

In the same period, the records indicate that 11 Vehicles have been stolen.

But the records do not indicate how many vehicles were recovered in the same period.

The records indicate that out of the 31 robberies linking to K920 million thefts, none has been convicted through the court of laws.

Currently, Constable Guta, who has five cases related to robbery, is walking freely on bail despite evidence of abusing his powers by conniving with robbers.

Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) grand coalition spokesperson Lucky Mbewe has said there is no investor who can come in the country while knowing that there is security lapse.

Mbewe urged government to invest heavily in security by among other things buying modern equipment.

“These robbers use sophisticated equipment so the question is where they are getting these guns?” queried Mbewe.

Police public relations officer (PRO) Assistant Commissioner Rhoda Manjolo asked for an emailed questionnaire which was sent but never responded.

“I haven’t received feedback from the department so in absence of the response from my colleagues I cannot confirm or deny about the report unless am furnished with that information,” said Manjolo.

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10 thoughts on “K920m stolen through robberies in Malawi in a year -Police”

  1. YES! DO NOT SAY ROBBERS HAVE STOLEN BUT SAY POLICE HAVE STOLEN,ANA A NJOKA INU MUMAZEMBA POYANKHULABWANJI? Malawi akuonatu,mumangopatsana bail nkhope zopindikazo zioneni aati

  2. jemus says:

    My boses who are front of me wake up and open up your eyes where the countly goes. Do we have leader??

  3. why malawi where re we hearding to malawian

  4. Komanso inu akumpando ndinu mbava zoopsa

  5. Dambudzo Saloon says:

    The corrupt police are the one heavily involved in this syndicate.They have never told us the source of these guns used in robberies and most of the time the suspects are gunned down to cover the evidence since most of them are involved.

  6. Bololo says:

    No conviction in 31 robberies and you say you are serious about attracting serious foreign investments. This business as usual conduct Mr. President is costing us a lot. Show some smoke from the ears if need be. Demand more from your senior officers, shake them if you can. Send strong message to judiciary, everyone will understand.

  7. i wonder why they use the title “ROBBERS” when police men are funding and being behind the sophistication use of weapons and the well being organized robbing.let the title be “POLICE HAVE ROBBED k920…….

  8. pedro says:

    lest we forget,
    most of these robberies were plan and executed by police officers

  9. James Phiri says:

    Oh no! Cashgate continues…

  10. Edwin Mwalwen says:


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