Malawi police chief on albino killings study tour to Tanzania, Rwanda

President Peter Mutharika has said he is sending Inspector General of Police Lexter Kachama and his entourage to Tanzania and Rwanda to learn how the two countries dealt with the killings of people with albinism.

Crackdown: Kachama with other people with albinism

Crackdown: Kachama with other people with albinism

Mutharika said this on Sunday when he attended a church service at St Mark Anglican Church in Mzuzu and later met the northern region based clergy.

President Mutharika shrugged off accusations that his government is not doing enough to end the killings of people with albinism.

“The police are working tirelessly to end this. In fact am sending the Inspector General of Police to Tanzania and Rwanda on a study tour to learn how these countries managed to end the killings so that we can apply it here,” said Mutharika when he met the clergy at Mzuzu State Lodge.

He also said he formed the National Technical Committee headed by his aide Hetherwick Ntaba in a bid to find the lasting solution to the problem.

Mutharika  then asked the judiciary to hand down stiffer punishment to the perpetrators to act as deterrent to would be offenders.

Civil society organisations have asked President Peter Mutharika to deploy Malawi Army soldiers to protect people with albinism than deploying them to Dzalanyama Forest Reserve to protect trees.

The outrage of the civil society organisations follows the killing of another person with albinism on Thursday in Ntcheu, the 18th in two years.

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8 thoughts on “Malawi police chief on albino killings study tour to Tanzania, Rwanda”

  1. Judy says:

    I hope while he is in Rwanda he learns how far a country can progress when the population come together and stop being evil and jealous as us Malawians are. Rwanda is now one of the top economies in Africa this after such devastation in the years past. Mozambique is another that is progressing steadily. Malawi is stagnant and has not made even a slight progress that you can see using a microscope!..

    Corruption, Bigotry, Evil and Jealousy are what Malawians learn first coming out the womb!..

    Foreigners are not comfortable or safe in our country. We treat them without respect. We are doomed!

  2. Mchemo says:

    NEED QUICKEST ACTION AND DEATH PENALTY NEEDS TO BE ENACTED AS HONOURABLE BON KALINDO IS ADVOCATING – AN UPRIGHT LAWMAKER PEACE BE TO HIM

    1. Nkula says:

      And who said there is no death penalty in Malawi. kalindo just showed he is daft, a law-maker who does not know that the law is there

  3. Mndambala says:

    Mwaganiza zoti mube ndalama za boma mwa chonchotu?
    Akapangako chani Kachama what ever you call him ku Tanzania ndi ku Rwanda?
    Ndipo akukakumana ndi ndani?
    Ndipo akatichani kumeneko?
    Ndipo mayankho akakhala otani?
    Mukufuna kundiuza kuti aPolice athu alephela?
    Kapena mukukaona ngati akwana amene munafunika kutumiza?
    Nanga anthu akuphedwa ku Malawi a Inspector kupita ku nsika wake pali zeru pamenepa?
    Koma zoopsa kobansi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Tsiku lina zobisika zonse zidzakhala poyela!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    If anybody still doubts that APM doesnt want to end these killings, that someone needs to be examined.
    . . . APM just wants to be seen to be concerned or be doing something about these killings; when he knows deep in his heart, that he is doing nothing or not enough.
    ………………………………………………………………………….
    If APM has asked the judges to hand down stiffer punishment on perpetrators,
    . . . how is APM defining stiffer punishment, in the first place?
    . . . Yes, the judges may hand down 25 years or life-imprisonment to a perpetrator, which is the stiffest punishment as per existing laws; but is this enough? Is this a just punishment for intentional and brutal murder?
    . . . Does APM not think that he first needs to convene an urgent and emergency meeting whereat, a review of these useless laws we have now, can be done?
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    What you APM need to do is stop talking and start acting.
    . . . dont send anybody anywhere to learn anything coz what they will learn from wherever; is not any different from what we have been telling you;
    . . . and, if you APM really cared; you would just go on the internet and learn all the knowledge you send these people out for. Truth is, you just want to waste time. Koma ukulakwa APM.
    . . . you APM has the power to end all these nonsensical killings . . .
    As a quick and short-term measure, order the courts to hand down a death sentence on anybody found taking part in this trade and execute one or two. In the mediun-to-long term, ukhozano kumapanga zotumiza anthu ku holiday zo.
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

    1. kkilembe says:

      Shame. You need the IG to do a study tour in order to understand how the other two countries deal with murder? Malawi is becoming a joke of a country now. Nothing good can come out of this, once again hewe povo money down the drain. Contact me if you want to be a tax doger.

      1. The Analyst says:

        A waste of waste!

        1. The Analyst says:

          A waste of time.

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