A 33 year old man sentenced on Wednesday to life imprisonment for attempted murder on a boy with albinism, has started serving his term in prison, signalling his first step on a life-long prison term without parole.
Malawi newspapers on Thursday flashed his story as the main front page news just as electronic media did on Wednesday as top headline.
Online Nyasa Times posted the story on Wednesday immediately after Judge Dingiswayo Madise handed down the landmark sentence to Samson Kaumba who failed to murder an 11 year old boy with albinism, Morton Juma.
Looking frail, miserable and crying like a baby uncontrollably, Kaumba was taken to the congested Mzuzu prison soon after the landmark ruling, the first of its kind in the legal and justice history of the country.
Malawians on social media welcomed the ruling and saluted Judge Madise for handing down the stiffer sentence.
Some people however wondered if Kaumba, who looks frail and tiny, would survive the next 36 months in the prison.
Young Juma, who escaped with wounds on his neck and right hand arm, has since been offered a scholarship to continue with education at the prestigious Mzuzu Academy after he had lost nine months of academic lessons as he dropped out of school soon after the incident.
The school, through the judge, said Juma would be offered full lessons and full boarding facilities for free.