Malawi Police save male prostitute from mob justice

Malawi Police in Lilongwe on Sunday saved a male prostitute from mob justice after a man who had lured him into sex realized he was male when they had gone into a room.

Male sex worker rescued from mob justice

Male sex worker rescued from mob justice

Police in Lilongwe confirmed the arrest of Limbane Kukhase who was whisked away as a mob were administering vigilante justice on him as punishment for being a male sex worker and gay.

Kukhase had a female like make up on his face and dressed like a woman when he went at some drinking joints at Kagwa in Lilongwe’s Area 49 where he met a libido man who, out of drunkenness, did not realize that he was courting a male.

After arriving in a room where they were supposed to have sex, the libidos man realized that he had wrongly courted another man for sex and shouted for help.

In no time, people arrived and started beating the bi-sexual man before police from neighbouring Kanengo were called in and was whisked away.

He has since been released without any charge and the police say he was picked up for his own safety.

Centre for the Development of People (Cedep)  executive director Gift Trapence has meanwhile  asked police officers to provide access to justice and protection to sexual minorities such as lesbians, gays and transgender people.

The minority rights organisation has embarked on an access to justice project whose objectives are to empower the gay community on their right to seek formal and informal justice and security from the police and other institutional bodies if their rights are violated.

Cedep  said it has recorded over 100 cases of assault on the gay community in 2014 and a slight increase in 2015.

The  cases were not reported to police because the sexual minority community did not trust to take up their case because homosexuality is illegal in Malawi, according to Trapence.

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Bheda
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5 months 2 days ago

End of times indeed.people r busy offendind the Almighty God without taking into consideration the consequences of their silly acts.God never made a mistake when he created Adam and then made Hava for him.Your silly devil is only trying to woe partners in hell.for sure, being gay is cheap recruitment into his team.Please my fellow Malawians be careful.

spectator
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spectator
5 months 3 days ago

Asataniki ndi amenewa kukaniza wakuba asamenyedwe pomwe oberedwa amangomuyang”ana osamuthandiza, wachifwamba asazunzike pomwe ophedwa ndi osiyidwawo sawathandiza. Apolice akaombera wakuba alakwa pomwe wakuba akaombera wapolice its oky. Mu May tipanga ma demo against ma lesbians and gays ku Parliament.

Mapiyamulupali
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Mapiyamulupali
5 months 3 days ago

GOD RESCUE MALAWI, ZAWONJEZA. YOU THINK MEN IN MALAWI ARE GAYS ????????? HE IS LUCKY HE MET A CIVILIAN, IF IT WAS A SOLDIER HE COULD HAVE BEEN HISTORY.

Genghis Khan
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Genghis Khan
5 months 3 days ago

What is really pathetic is the English i am seeing in these comments.

Big Punisher
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5 months 3 days ago

How could police release him when he was impresonating?why not charge him with theft by trick?he doesnt look Malawian to me!This guy is here to test us and we better send a clear message to his evil masters.Next time he’s caught in the same act this devil adzaone jahena.

Banda
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Banda
5 months 3 days ago
It is so sad many Malawians are so ignorant that they believe being gay homosexual or a transvestite is a choice. It is NOT a choice you are born this way, Just as an Albino had no choice, Why is it that a country that says they are christens wish harm to one of God’s creatures or hate someone who is different, Libido man was likely more angry at himself to learn that he was attracted to a man dressed as a women and became scared. Seems to be nothing was wrong initially both were attracted to one another, All… Read more »
jasper
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jasper
5 months 3 days ago

Of poor gays and the rich gays,Poor gays such as these will always be in the spotlight, they
are there to taste the waters, what of the rich gays

Coolio
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Coolio
5 months 3 days ago

it is of great sorrow to learn that gays r treated this way 2016, let all gays come out in open and declare stance. many of the gays in Malawi usually prefer to hide in the closet.

all the gays should chose an active advocate
my fellow Malawins lets pray for such people

magawagawa
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magawagawa
5 months 3 days ago

Akulu amenewo muwauzeko kuti ayambe kupemphela kwa Mulungu wowona osati kwa milungu ya aneneli yonyengayi ayi. Anapitatu ameneyo kuli, uthokoze apolisi, mphechepeche mwa njobvu sapita kawiri. Komabe apolisi mwalakwa, mlandu ulipo oba mwachinyengo. moti sanachite (ambele chile)

Ben P
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Ben P
5 months 3 days ago

How can the Police release such a man? If u can consult our Constitution, it does not allow such malpractice…. so if u think what u have done is to serve that man. I simply say you are communicating to us that you are not professionals of The Malawi Police Service but rather a disgrace to the Malawi Nation. My appeal to fellow Malawians is that we shouldn’t ruin our nation by Western Values. Let’s refrain from such things, we will never be recognised by Western Values while we have our own.

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