Pub ‘axe’ killing prompts murder arrest

Malawi Police in Nkhata Bay have confirmed death of two men who reportedly quarreled over a bottle of beer.

Nkhata Bay Police publicist Sergeant Ignatius Esau identified the deceased as Raban Mkandawire and Wanangwa Kaunda.

According to Esau, Mkandawire had been trying to play “peacemaker” role between Mike Mwalwali, 45, and Wanangwa Kaunda, 37, who had been arguing about a bottle of beer when the former hacked him to death with an axe.

“He [Mkandawire died on the spot due to severe loss of blood,” said Esau.

When people heard of the development, Esau explained, they descended on Mwalwali and Kaunda killing Kaunda in the process.

Mkandawire hailed from Nkhata Bay and Kaunda hailed from Karonga.

Beer drinking is one of the major causes of violence amongst men in Malawi, surveys have shown.

During the last sitting of parliament, lawmakers banned the manufacturing and sale of liquor sachets – which were being sold in hefty amounts, even to minors – but the results are slim considering the fact that alcohol in Malawi is relatively cheaper as compared to other countries in the region such as Botswana.

In Botswana, for example, half a litre of domestic beer costs about K1, 175 while approximately the same costs K400.

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47 thoughts on “Pub ‘axe’ killing prompts murder arrest”

  1. Nthumu na mwene says:

    Atumbuka mutha ndikuphana

  2. Abambo says:

    ukupangilanji compare mtengo wa mowa kuno ndiku Botswana? umafuna ifenso ukhale okwera? chambatu chimenecho

  3. Kenneth says:

    Zmachtka ndye zkolo lmero

  4. Che paulosi says:

    Zomvetsa chison.

  5. THAT IS NOT GOOD DEVELOPMENT AT ALL ——– BAD NEWS TO ATONGA AND NKHATA-BAY DISTRIC IN GENERAL

  6. Bigman munthu waMulungu says:

    blessed are those who die in Christ

  7. Phodogoma says:

    This is the month for the Mbwenumbwenus. Tizingomva za inu basi. Kuphana ngati nguku, kuthamangitsa Chitipa DC, Kuzemba kukhoma mtsonkho for Karonga market.This is just the beginning, I am prophet Sinodeni, m’mbandiseweretsa.

    1. dafuq??? says:

      wayiwala kugwililira ana awili ake omwe

      1. District of Origin says:

        Zimenezi ndi zimene zikuchulukisa umphawi kumwera ndi pakati? Koma mbuzi ngati izi zikumvesetsa mmbale wawo Allan Ntat? Basi muzingokhalira kunena za anzanu pamene able anu ali pa umphawi osaneneka. Ndiganiza simunayiwone program ya CLEAR(?) INALI PA mBC pa 8 April. Mukanawona ma teeagers ochokela ku mwela amene ali kuminda ya atumbuka mukunenewo. Chosani kaye chanu chisoso mmaso.

    2. Mtonga weniweni says:

      Mwayiwala kwanu ku Machinga ndi Balaka Albino akuyenda mwamantha baying for his bones to enrich yourself?Anthu okonda chuma chamankhwala.Shut up your stinky smelly mouth.

  8. MELINDA says:

    THATS HOW THE DEVIL WORKS.HE USES AND DUMPS PEOPLE

  9. the northern speech says:

    I ve seen this movie

  10. Hestings Chivundu says:

    Umoyo Nguwemi Yai.Phepani Wakuferya!

  11. chejali says:

    Kaya zanu izooo

  12. connery banda says:

    Raban was innocent, may his soul rest in peace. He had been a peacemaker always.

  13. Idrisa says:

    Comment Let’s Love One Another

  14. TCHAKA says:

    Eeee! Izinso ndiye zovuta izi.

  15. tuvitwana says:

    Mlomwe koma kupha ma albino kkkk

  16. MCP ndi dhilu says:

    nyika boys tsopano. kupita ku pint mutashava nkhwangwa? talembani bwino bwino nkhaniyi chifukwa olo kuno kwa abigail sangalole munthu kumamwa mowa nkhwangwa ili pa site

  17. Raheem says:

    Looks like the one who wrote this story doesnt take beer. U mean pple drink a lot jst coz beer is cheap? No ways-no matter how much the price of beer can be raised, a drunkard wl remain one

  18. nabiyeni says:

    Ministry of Health should stop sachets completely. Bottling this alcohol should not be an option. If u pour this alcohol on animal liver at the 42% alcohol that it is they will see the terrible effects it has. Is the Ministry prepared to heal such severe liver diseases if just ordinary malaria medication is a bonus if any government hospital can provide. Our sons are dying young, and parents like myself are enduring such hardship with behavior problems. Please let us help our future countrymen to be what we all desire to make all of us proud.

    1. zex says:

      The stomach has enough acid to dissolve a six inch nail completely. Don’t be a scare monger !!!!

  19. sattoe felix says:

    Aliyese adzatuta chomwe anafesa.Kaya unafesa chivundi uzatutaso chivundi,kaya unafesa chisavundi uzatutaso chisavundi.Ambuye sakondwera ndi ifa ya munthu wochimwa koma kuti alape ndikutembenuka mtima.Ndingoti pepapani kwambiri nanga botolo la mowa ndilopherana? ntchito za woipayo zikuonekera.Paja kwake iye ndi kupha,kuba,ndikuononga.

  20. Iwalam says:

    atumbuka…. bhawa yomweyi. Sad

  21. phiri la dzunje says:

    atumbuka kuphana chifukwa chokanganirana botolo la mowa what a shame

  22. mfedede says:

    Atonga woyeee. Kamtundu kovuta. Mpaka kupherana beer. Ndiye ikanakhala tchiki mukanatani?

  23. goverment should introduce tax on localy blewed beer and increase the tax on factory beer abottle of green needs to go as high as k1650.00. infact beer should be the most expensive thing

  24. Nkhun'ya Mavi says:

    Chimbwititi, learn that tumbuka is just one tribe out of many in the north. North is not tumbuka land. Go back to your history books and remind yourself if at all you went through the doors of xool.

  25. chilungamo says:

    mukuona ngati mtengo Wa mowa utakwera anthu asiya kumwa? dziko liri lonse liri ndi mowa otchipa. Vuto ndiloti tilibe lamulo pa nthawi ndi mlingo omwera mowa

  26. mwapwiya says:

    Comment any country people are drinking beer whether its cheap or expensive but az somebody said thiz iz the influence of lucifar

  27. Pantanda says:

    Mowa siwabwino…kuphana coz of 1 bottle?

  28. No need to point fingures on ones tribe coz violence is everywhere. This did not happen bcoz of the influence of alcohol atall but satan is using his power. He knows that he has a shot time to be bound and put into hell so he is trying hard to win more followers. Just take care!

  29. ur coments r offtopk jst tok adt de isue @ hand,dnt atak tribes.dat shoz hw brute ur.

  30. Natembo says:

    Anthu Opusa Amenewo Mpaka Kuphana Kkkkkk

  31. Namiasi says:

    A nyasatimes mutipweteketsatu nkhani yamtengo wa mowayo.itayeni man.

  32. chimbwititi says:

    atumbuka pa mowa ndi agalu.

    1. Tasiyani Zamitundu says:

      Ndiye akwanu aja akumapha abale a chi Albino tiwatchule kuti ndi andani?

  33. Kabwanda says:

    U reap what u sow

  34. OD says:

    May their Souls Rest In Peace

  35. Clement says:

    Nyika Republic

  36. Koma kumeneko ambwenu mbwenu ziphanani ngati mbuzi

  37. makito says:

    Nyasatimes, compare likes. The power of the pulla cannot be compared to Malawi Kwacha. Shame.

  38. T/A says:

    Atumbuka ndiye mukuphanatu !

  39. nyaka1 says:

    I hope they don’t know beer discipline

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