Malawi court sends teen boy 6 years to prison for burglary and theft

A First Grade Magistrate court  in Mwanza district had sentenced an 18 year old young man to six years imprisonment with hard labour on burglary and theft offences.

Mwanza Police Public Relations Officer, Edwin Kaunda told said Ndiyiwale Thomas during the night of August 25 at Msakambewa Village broke into the house of Nailesi Mkoka and stole a 90Kg bag of maize and a 50Kg bag of pigeon peas both valued at K40,000.00.

He said the owner of the house, Mkoka who was sleeping in the other room of the house discovered in the morning of the following day that someone had broken into her house and that some items were missing.

Kaundasaid Mkoka reported the matter to Mwanza police that led to the recovery of the stolen items and 18 year-old Thomas was eventually arrested on  August 26.

During court hearing, Thomas pleaded guilty to both charges and in his mitigation asked the court to consider his youthful age.

However, First Grade Magistrate Ranwell Magazi reminded the convict that the offences he committed are very serious as such he passed a six-year jail term to the offender.

Thomas comes from Msakambewa Village in T/A Kanduku in Mwanza district.

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2 thoughts on “Malawi court sends teen boy 6 years to prison for burglary and theft”

  1. wa cash gate okuba ma billion is given 3 years while this boy by just stealing 2 bags of maize is given 6 years, what is really wrong with our judicial system, kapena zalowa chizondi chani? Malawi a country full of fools in crucial positions

  2. Chabwera Kumanda says:

    Ndiye professor wombwambwana wina wake Danwood amati Kasambara asamangidwe for attempting to off Mphwiyo!

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