MP Kalindo leads  ‘half-naked’ protest against albino attacks in Malawi

Mulanje South member of Parliament (MP) Bon Kalindo (Democratic Progressive Party-DPP),  on Thursday staged a ‘half-naked’ protest  in the capital Lilongwe against the abductions and killings of people with albinism.

Women protestors flashed their boobs

Women protestors flashed their boobs

Calling for death penalty in half naked protests

Calling for death penalty in half naked protests

Man join the protests

Man join the protests

Kalindo leads half naked demo

Kalindo leads half naked demo

Kalindo says death penalty for albino killers

Kalindo says death penalty for albino killers

Marching with boxers only

Marching with boxers only

Kalindo, who is leading a movement planning to demonstrate in favour of concrete action against perpetrators of attacks on people with albinism, had initially planned the ‘naked’ march  but on Thursday did not expose his privates, opting to put on a small short, a vest with his big belly out , scarf, head gear all in red colour.

In Malawi, 19 people with albinism have been killed since 2014.

Besides the 19 people with albinism killed, Malawi has also recorded more than 65 cases of albino abductions since 2014.

Kalindo, a renowned comedian himself known as ‘Winiko’,  presenting a petition to parliament said a death sentence should be applied for albino killers.

He claimed some politicians are behind  criminals involved in a syndicate that is hunting for albino body parts in Malawi, including the use of parents and relatives to catch their prey.

Although the Constitution provides for a death penalty, all presidents in democratic Malawi have declined to sign execution orders for those on death row.

The MP said President Peter Mutharika  should  sign the execution orders for albino killers.

President Mutharika has on many occasions admitted feeling ashamed by the attacks on people with albinism but said he would not introduce death penalty specifically for albino issues as it already exists in the country’s penal code.

UN’s  envoy Ikponwosa Ero says “Addressing root causes of attacks, inparticular why they are happening, is indispensable to eradicating them.”

Meanwhile,  Kalindo has disowned an open letter purported to have been authored by him to President Peter Mutharika, Cabinet ministers and governing DPP accusing the ruling elite of enriching themselves while failing to provide security for people with albinism.

Kalindo, who is also DPP deputy spokesperson, said the document was authored by his haters.

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30 thoughts on “MP Kalindo leads  ‘half-naked’ protest against albino attacks in Malawi”

  1. Wakale says:

    u cheated us, why half naked? yet you said naked demo

  2. Mtamba wa pa Gologota says:

    Lesson kwa Osama ndichisilamu ngati iwe Kwethemu. Bible likutipatsa 78 chapters that discusses about death penalty and to begin with Gen 9:6 says whoever takes lifeof another should also taste it. Who are you to crash God’s say? Who told you that Boko Haram is Islam? Those are fractions of disgruntled believers who wants to satisfy their needs in the name of religion.
    What Kalindo has petitioned has symbolically defended so called victims of albimism and had it been you were one, could’ve felt its importance. If you don’t have any say, better keep quite bcoz your comment is total rubbish. Come open and say your feelings about Islam and get info about it and not abusing in the media. GOD bless you.

  3. Useless a member of parliament handing over a petition to parliament????? Why can’t he just speak from within???? Just a publicity stunt. I understand he is a deputy spokesperson of the party in power which means he has got an access to meet the president in person why can’t he do that rather than opting for telling young desperate women to expose their bodies????? Tell me how is this going to help?????? Mine are only questions.

  4. Thumbwe Man says:

    Brenda umamusilila Winiko mpaka avule! Uone! Nyono?

  5. dumbani says:

    i wonder how demos work…..cant action be done without them….The love of money is the root of all evil

  6. kape says:

    i love u winiko well done

  7. KOMA KUMENEKO says:

    Time for Malawi to work up

  8. Muyangwe. says:

    This is a better wake up call to those in Authority. Next time Mr Kalindo and the two strong women i see in the picture, take the cashgate issues to the streets in the same fashion….because actions from ACB and others will take us no where! Bravo indeed. Such brave protests might be the beginning of a better Malawi.

  9. chippie says:

    Please tawatengeni anthuwa mukawayeze misala. Lamulo oti opha aphedwe silikufunika MMALAWI zimenezo zisachitike. Ndipofunika mipingo nayo ilowelere. BIBLE likuti usaphe.

    1. Kwethemu says:

      Mipingo yake yopusayi iyo imati diso ku diso kutengera old testament not what Jesus taught about love and forgiveness. Akakhala enawa ndiye Boko Haram Muhammed adawauzilatu kuti even mkhafiri chabe iphani

      1. mmadi says:

        i think a so called Kwethemu should be so stupid. what does this got to do with the way you have commented? are you that insane to mix this with religion? are you a monkey? please be reasonable.

  10. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    Malawi has many cowards,
    . . . but if we let truth flow freely like the Malawi Kwacha; Kalindo is not one of them.
    Ironically, Kalindo has technically protested against APM and his (APM’s) strange I-cant-think gesture.
    . . . Such courage is rare and very enviable. Bravo!
    ……………………………………………………………………………..
    Its just sad that besides cowards, Malawi is also cursed with an abundant supply of hypocrites;
    . . . and saddest when the leadership, is one of them.
    Good people . . .
    . . . APM wants to be seen as an avid defender of the constitution – when he cant order the courts to unleash capital punishment on culprits; but is he not the one who just woke up someday, and unceremoniously upheld the suspension of the anti-gay laws? Hypocrite!
    . . . Ok, if he cant order the courts, why not discuss with them?
    . . . The law professor wants to carry himself as a human rights defender; yet doesnt hesitate to deal with his critics – arresting them and letting them know they are on some hit-list e.t.c.
    . . . And who would worry if APM comes out of his hiding and stop pretending to be the saint he is not; thus issue instructions to, or discuss with the courts to hang these foolish bustards?
    ……………………………………………………………………………….
    But if Malawi genuinely wants to deal with these killings, APM must look at these killings as a war against him and his govt. And thus . . .
    . . . he has no luxury to choose which weapons to use and which not to; against an enemy
    . . . He even needs to allow for unco and desperate measures, specifically the death penalty and
    . . . should even be willing to spare no one or look away even if a familiar face – even one that resembles his own – pops up on the screen.

    Otherwise . . .
    . . . Malawi is fighting a losing battle when the whole govt can openly declare that it would not punish the perpetrators to the maximum, coz not only does this not deter others; but it also raises questions and suspision as to whom APM and his govt are trying to protect.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

    1. pido says:

      so called analyst, this has nothing to do with politics of retribution as you would like to fathom it. Take APM off the picture and you and I will have the clues. Three arms of government : Executive, legislature and judiciary cannot command each other. We just need to work together to find the root of the problem and soon we will abate it. I personally like your analytical discussions but when you pop in lots of politics, you may loose one of your avid followers

  11. Frequent flyer says:

    Thumbs up to Hon Kalindo and all those who took part in the march. This message has been more loud than all previous messages from whosoever combined

  12. A123 says:

    Good . But just wear your cloths next time. We will all get the message

  13. ndiye mayi uyu Gundo amupeza ndi mafupa pa nyuzi ya leroyu, mmene akuwonekeramu angakhale ndi nsika payekha? amutuma ena ake ameneyu omwe ali ndi nsika, iyeyu anali ongopeza mafupawo, ndiye mfunseni bwino kumene amafuna apite nawo mafupawo, some influencial people are behind the act chonde. Kalindo ali ndi mfundo uyu. Olo mumunyoze, mukudana ndi zoona basi. Mayi ameneyu anayamba wabelekako iyeyu, muunikeni bwino, ali mafupa a mwana wake angamve bwanji?

  14. Patric says:

    Nice job Mr MP but the nakedness and and the albinism killing doesn’t go together,i think you would’ve done better on that part.
    Seriously these idiots should face the story,you kill and you must be killed.

    1. Botchista says:

      At least mzanu wapanga action. What have you done. Respond with actions please!

  15. Kwethemu says:

    You have managed to dramatise a serious issue. Anyone to take this seriously? May be!

  16. Ernest JK says:

    Congrats Hon Klindo

  17. lets join hands as one to end this sarcastic atmosphere

  18. Mike Nkhoma says:

    Malawians beware stop the killings ndinakakonda titachotseratu mau oti alubino, tonse ndife anthu amwini wake Mulungu.

    1. Zeni zeni says:

      Walking half naked there is no problem bravo makape akuona ngati walakwitsa akagwere uko albino asaphedwe, wakupha afe asi ngati mumapha zikuvutani. Kalindo sanalakwe mwamva amfiti inu kodi

  19. Bravo Nyapapi says:

    Aliponso wina amene akukaika kuti sizinatheke????

  20. Gogodasi says:

    Uyendenso maliseke kuti MK577b ifufuzidwe,kuimaliza, ndikutinso ibwezedwe.

  21. Achimidzimidzi says:

    If a sitting MP is organizing such demonstrations what would you expect from vendors?

    Bwana MP . Kalindo pitani ku palamenti mukambe za PAYE kuti itsikeko zama albino ndivuto la wosayinila execution ya death penalty onsati lamulo

  22. BRENDA says:

    VULANI TIONE KA.

    1. Atopitopi Ali konko says:

      Uwone chani Brenda chimene sukuchidziwa?

  23. Concerned Citizen says:

    Congrats Mr. Kalindo, whatever the case u successfully managed to show the message to Malawians & the world. Generally Amalawi ndi anthu okondakudandaula without any action….I guess u have given us a big lesson.

    Next, we need more people who can come out and show the nation whenever something bad is happening e.g; Cashgate, today the country is suffering in silence…not even a single citizen like Mr. Kalindo could dare to come out and show the message to the leaders of this land.

    Cheers Mr. Kalindo

  24. Girllady says:

    Aphwedweeeeeeeeeeeeee

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