Malawi Police officer stabbed to death

Just a week after a Police Inspector from Area 30 in Lilongwe was assaulted to death by unknown people, a Sub-Inspector from Kanengo Police was found dead Saturday evening in the city’s Area 25.

Kanengo police confirmed the incident Sunday and identified the deceased as Henry Dickson Nareva, 45, of Jika Village, Traditional Authority Mthiramanja in Mulanje.

Deputy publicist for Kanengo Police, Salome Chibwana, said the incident happened between six o’clock and 7:30 in the evening of Saturday at Kalambo Primary School near Msungwi Market in area 25.

“We received a call in the evening of Saturday that Sub Inspector Nareva had fallen at Kalambo School and when we rushed there we found him with a very deep wound in the chest and apparently dead,” said Chibwana.police image

She added: “When we rushed him to hospital it was confirmed that he had indeed died but the cause of death is yet to be established.”

Chibwana said no arrests had been made so far, but she said the police were working with the community at Msungwi to bring the culprit(s) to book.

Nareva joined Malawi Police Service on April 16, 1993 and he has served for 20 years.

There have been conflicts between the police and some sectors of the community at Msungwi Market for the past months.

In June this year, irate business people at the market destroyed the area’s police unit when they fell out with the police over confiscation of diesel which was sold illegally.

The incident left some police officers injured, a police vehicle smashed and the unit’s windows broken to thousands pieces.

The death of Nareva comes a week after another police officer, Inspector Albert Muhimere, who was stationed at the National Police Headquarters at Area 30 in Lilongwe, died at Kamuzu central Hospital on Sunday after he was assaulted by unknown people.

According to media reports, Muhimere had just collected his salary from his bank at City Centre, and he used a short cut between the New Parliament Building and the Botanic Gardens when he was attacked and left for dead.

He was found by Escom employees who rushed him to hospital to hospital where he later died.—Malawi News Agency

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