Mutharika vows to ‘hunt down’ albino killers

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has directed all security agencies in the country to be on high alert to catch and punish those behind a series of albino killings.

Mutharika with Police chief Kachama: Promises protection for albinos

Mutharika with Police chief Kachama: Promises protection for albinos

He told a news conference in the capital Lilongwe on Thursday that  the attacks on albinos are barbaric and ordered security agencies to intensify a manhunt for the killers.

“We have been deeply shocked with these attacks and killings of the people living with albinism. This is inhuman and barbaric and we condemn it in strongest terms,” he said, adding:“As commander In Chief of Malawi Defense Force and the Malawi Police Services, my message to those perpetrating this is that, we will hunt you down and not relent until apprehended and justice takes full course on you.”

“I’ve directed the minister of internal affairs and all security agencies to be on high alert and arrest all people responsible for attacks, abductions and killings,” the Malawi leader said.

“ I’ve further directed the minister, inspector general [of police] and all security agencies to provide maximum protection to our brothers and sisters with albinism,” he added

Mutharika also called on the judiciary to conduct speedy trials of suspects in the attacks.

Fifteen albinos have been reported abducted and killed in Malawi since the start of the year.

Albinism is a condition where people are born with little or no pigment in their skin and hair. People with the condition tend to stand out in Africa, and are sometimes targeted by witch doctors who use their body parts in so-called magic potions.

Witch doctors often tell clients that albino body parts will bring them luck in love, life and business.

However, President Mutharika assured the nation that he will not allow people born with albinism to live in fear of losing their lives because of their condition following some peoples “unreasonable beliefs.”

Mutharika’s comments came a day after the Catholic Church in Malawi accused him of taking a “passive approach” on the problems faced by people with albinism.

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tell me
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since when did killing albinos in Malawi become a thing ?

mngulungulu
Guest

Please Mr President tell your police to gun down the albino killers

Blessings kaweru
Guest

for how long will albino going to suffer? here in Tz killing & cutting Albino’s parts is rampant , let’s stop this bad behaviour

luvolwethu mpeta
Guest

chitsiru cholembalemba m’makoma chingatiwuze chani cha nzeru???????

Benson Chirwa
Guest

Priorities up side down. When the prison cells were being painted these things were already happening. Headless chicken indeed. Mtchona has no heart for Malawians.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
Guest

DZIKOMO BWANA A PRESIDENT, ALIBINO NDI ANTHU MONGA MUNTHU ALIYENSE OLENGEDWA NDI MLUNGU. TIYENI TIKHALE NAO LIMODZI.

ZOTENGELA ZA KU TANZANIA, KENYA, BURUNDI NDI MAIKO ENA TOTO TOTO TOTO KU MALAWI TIYENI TIKHALE NDI MALAWI WA CHIKONDI.

dreda
Guest

Please assign one police man to Madani, we don’t wanna lose him,he’s such a character-cob

BENSON MTEMBO
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ZA MA DECLARE DECLARE ZI ZATIKWANA WAKE UP AND START ACTING THE SCRIPTING TIME IS OVER MR PITALA ABRAZ MUTHARIKA……………..

WOYERA KAMANGA
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IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH KOMA CHUMA CHAMASIYE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH WE WILL SEE MALAWI IS NOT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING AHHHHHHHHH TIZIONA……..

Nedson Trouble Jere
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headless chicken if you want to be told the truth face to face to face but donot use your party zealots to silence.

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