Malawi police confiscate chopped albino hand in Karonga: Found in bag at  Alimwene Guesthouse  

Malawi Police in Karonga the northern border district of  Karonga on Sunday found an albino chopped hand in a baggage of a customer at Alimwene Guesthouse   a along Bingu Highway close to Southern Bottlers’ warehouse in the district.

The hand found is believed to be of this woman who was chopped in Chitipa last month

The hand found is believed to be of this woman who was chopped in Chitipa last month

According to the Karonga police statement compiled by Sergeant Sunganani Gawani,  a left hand chopped from a person with a,binism, is currently at the district hospital for examination.

“According to our finding, on 07/08/2016 at around 3 pm, unknown bicycle taxi operator brought a sack bag at Alimwene Guesthouse claiming he was sent by a certain man who already booked room number 2 and he left it there,” reads the statement.

“Since then the man occupied the room who is also the owner of the sack never shown up until today when somebody told us that there’s an albino hand in the sack,” added the statement.

According to the police the hand was wrapped in black plastic paper and was put at the middle of the sack where there were sweet potatoes.

The police said they have now launched a man hunt for the suspect.

Some people believed that the hand can be of Lucia Kainga from Chitipa district an albino woman who was chopped in July this year.

Meanwhile, Karonga Youth for Justice and Development Executive Director Steven Simsokwe, has faulted the police for failing to tighten the security in district.

Simsokwe why the district which is bordered and suspected to be a route used by the albino killers and abductors have only one old vehicle.

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Paluno Pangapalinga

According to the picture of the woman it shows the right hand but according to police report it saysits the left hand which was chopped so nyasatimes which is which ?


It is the right hand which was cut, how come you say they found the left hand? Is the picture twisted or my eyes? Check article. Good news if there is some progress.




I now know that Malawi has no security. I don’t think a crime committed can take months before apprehending the master minders. Its very sad that our police only concentrate on the roads. Here you will find contingent after contingent in the name of traffic police whilst what they want is a mere K200 from minibus drivers. The Government should now be giving deadlines in criminal investigations not just open ended investigating which takes ages. Failure to apprehend anyone in a crime committed is inefficiency and the Police In-charge of that area should be taken to task or demoted

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