Two men nabbed for ‘gay sex’ act charged in Malawi

Malawi Police has charged two men arrested in Lilongwe with ‘engaging in unnatural acts’ offence after being allegedly found having sexual romps.

The two, Cuthbert Kulemela, 19, and Kelvin Gonani, 39, were reportedly arrested having a gay sex act at Area 25 in the capital city.

Gay sex is a crime in Malawi with custodial sentences of up to 14 years imprisonment.

Kanengo Police spokesperson Ester Nkwanda said the incident happened on Monday after the two had been at a drinking joint and agreed to go to the house of Gonani where they had “gay sex” activity.

“When Kulemela was leaving the house he met community policing members who asked him several questions on what had been transpiring inside the house,” said Nkwanda.

He admitted to have been having sex with his fellow man.

Malawi government said it will not change its laws against homosexuality.

Campaigners say that Malawi’s anti-gay laws hamper the country’s HIV prevention efforts.

Enforcement of anti-gay laws was temporarily halted in November 2012, when then-Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara directed arrests to stop, pending a debate in Parliament.

However, after a fierce reaction from churches and lobbying groups, enforcement of the laws was reinstated a few days later.

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49 thoughts on “Two men nabbed for ‘gay sex’ act charged in Malawi”

  1. chipyaji one says:

    let them be…life is what you make. .anali mnyumba mwawo not pa public space amamvana kukoma pa uwili wao..sanaphwanye ufulu wa aliyense and nobody went to police for any claims. ..we just want from the current boma to make a specific law on this… to free them or to lock them let us know. ..we have many issues to address in this nation. ..not like gays… it’s there feelings. .but remember chimo silichepa ..kaya wagwilira kaya wa mtomba mkazi wamwini kaya satanic kaya waba wapha wasuta wamwa watamba…onse ndi mlandu and the best judge ndi mulungu M’modzi yekha not u…

  2. ABITI MACHESO says:

    OUR BEAUTIFUL MALAWI IS NOT SODOM OR GOMORA. MR. PRESIDENT, MUMVE CHIMENE MZIMU WANU UKUKUUZANI OSATI ZONENA ZA ANTHU OSADZIWA MULUNGU AKUNENEA WE DO NOT OUR LAND TO BE CURSED

  3. REX MSISKA says:

    It is indeed sad to know that God is grieved looking at Malawi as abominable things are committed left and right. From the leaders of all kinds no one seems to have answers and indeed there will be no answers unless malawians go back to God and humbly ask Him to rebuild the Nation.

    Leaders please go back to God, He is and He has the solution to the state of affairs in the Country. If indeed Malawi is a christian nation, why does its leaders not seek the will of God? When i talk about leaders i mean every leader including the Church.

  4. The issue of gays should be looked up with sober minds. Am saying this because the vehicle to be used to achieve the intended results in the law. It appears that people are bent to continue criminalising homosexuality! The big question is what is the purpose of Criminal Law? It would appear that the main purpose of criminal law is to punish deserving people to be punished subsequently protecting the society. Yes, protecting the society from harm I guess!

    When two consenting adults engage in a homosexual relationship, who is a victim of their crime? There is no straight answer to this because most of us religious people we will say its a sin! That”s absolutely right and its in deed true that God, Yahweh, Allah hates sin. If we are fighting this sin with this enthusiasm then all sin should be fought in a similar way. For instance (though religious people do not agree), why should beer drinking not criminalised? If in deed we are a God fearing nation: how did we find ourselves into Cashgate mess….anyway cashgaters are in court. But we would see that homosexuality is a “victimless crime” and in the process nobody is physically hurt but may be spiritually hurt.

    Now it seems that by criminalising homo sexuality we are criminalising morals. Are crime and morals the same? if we are chosing to criminalise morals them whose morality will be taken as a standard? Are we not in the end going to criminalise our differences other than fighting the real crime!

    Food for thought! Remember the Court will always deal and resolve issues based on the ” Justice According to law” and not justice according to the percieved morals or religious values. (Cowcher v Cowcher can be a good start)

  5. We don’t need our land to be cursed.

  6. Bololo says:

    If it was consensual and in private let them be. There are more important things for the police to deal with than this. Don’t get me wrong, I abhor homosexuality but then what’s the value to society of this arrest. So far noone rights have been violated.

  7. Mwene Wa Mwene says:

    mlandu opanda mboni, police you reacted based on hear say.. did they find them red handed? caught in Act? am not supporting homosexuality, but according to this issue you over reacted by arresting them. kapena community policing wo anamunukha mbolo?

  8. LEAVE THEM ALONE, IT’S THEIR RIGHT TO DO WHATEVER THEY WISH WITH THEIR GENITALS!! AFTER ALL, WHY DON’T YOU GO AND PROSECUTE ALL PROSTITUTES IN CHIGWIRI, ETC WHO ARE SPREADING THE DEADLY HIV. STOP PLAYING DOUBLE STANDARDS. IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 14 years for gays how years for Cash Gate? Gays have not killed anyone but Cash Gate has. Come on Malasians. Iam not gays but I think this gay issue is lack of knowledge. Why hurting gays? Hurt Corruption. Is corruption ok? Why they dont hurt people or person who killed Nyauji, Chasowa and bring Chanthunya to justice? NO they deserve to live despite killing others. Malawi is a sick society. Dictatorship is not finished.

  10. ZZ says:

    MCHIFUKWA CHAKE MVULA SIKUGWA MOLONGOSOKA MDZIKO MUNO, MULUNGU WAKWIYA

  11. Tengupenya says:

    Lamulo ndi lamulo basi. koma kumachita kuwasaka anthuwa mu msewu, atachita zawozo mobisala ku nyumba kwawo nde ndi umfiti.

  12. Francisco says:

    Just make a well understood law on these people, otherwise we wil just be noising on senseless fools. Zinazi mumangotitopetsa nazo. Kapena mungowasiya azipanga utsiru wawowo.aa

  13. bwanamkubwa says:

    worst demons, let them face hell right now

  14. Wayithayima bangalala says:

    Wow end of time indeed

  15. KenyanMalawi says:

    hehehe I can imagine zikubuula kulandilana besi.. zili mmh huuu nga chimbwi

  16. 50_+ says:

    shame malawi remember sodom and gomora GOD punished them because of homosexual malawi too will be punished.

  17. Ghadhaffi says:

    No problem dat malawi govt can accept homosexuallity but with one condition. All gays must produce offsprings after kucita zaucitsiru zawozo. Ngat anabadwa mwa abambo awo kudzer mnjra imeneyo apitiridze,ana a njoka,zidzukulu za satana. Maggots in the toilet are excellent than zitsilu inu ku 25ko nd kulikonse komwe agalu inu muli.

  18. WILLARD MUBVUMBI says:

    Who are you to judge???

  19. WILLARD MUBVUMBI says:

    Why arresting them? You are not doing any help arresting these people becoz even under the cover of darkness, they still do those acts. You are leaving the prostitutes, the robbers, husband and wife snatchers, baby dumpers, corrupt politicians, drug users etc and tormenting gays. These were just two men making love, and what has that to do with you?

  20. Nyayekha says:

    kuikana kumatako kotulukila mabi zoona?uve,uchisi, angophedwa akazi onsewa sawaona?

  21. gibbbbbbo says:

    KUKWATANA MWA MTIMA BIIIIIIIIIIII……………….. VIA MATOPE ROAD

  22. General says:

    Stone them to death! ANIMALS Ana asatana

  23. bamusi says:

    End times

  24. Mlomwe says:

    Agaru amenewa akuyenera kuphedwa basi

  25. General says:

    Stone them to death! ANIMALS

  26. Funzo says:

    The greatest critics of homosexuals have turned out to be homosexual. Think of the Catholic church, awash with them!

  27. Amunakudambo says:

    Release these people. Zikusiyana chiyani ndi zigololo akuchita amuna ndi akazi? Uhure happening daily mma rest house, malo omwera mowa, why not arrest those people as well? Why selecting only homosexuals?

  28. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Just kill them so that somebody learn alesson.

  29. Here we go again says:

    Ask Mathanyula he will tell u there is no problem with that, coz nayso ndi gay. In area 25 we hav these ppo called gays living near stanley Lodge ask anyone around will show you the house.

  30. Tisamangotengera kuti maiko ena anavomereza za u gay ngati lamulo, ifenso amalawi tili ndi chikhalidwe chathu.
    Zokwatirana amuna okhaokha ayi!!!!!!

  31. Gadabwali says:

    Nthawi yakusadziwa MULUNGU analekeleradi ndithu. GOD is watching. Koma dziwani izi: Nthawi yatsala pang’ono imene aliyense adzakhala momwe alili,ochimwa adzachimwabe koposa muyezo. Olungama adzakhala chilungamile. Ichi chidzakhala chidzindikiro chomalidza kusonyedza kuti nthawi yatha. Then, almighty will come and reward each and every one according to what he/she has done on earth. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Mgawadere says:

    odi ukooooooooo amzanthu odziwa kuyankhula national language muti chani apa?

  33. Katong'ongo says:

    List of things which have provoked the wrath of God in Malawi
    1. Gay sex, Lesbianism.
    2. Killing of albinos.
    3. Corruption.
    4. Abortion.
    5. Witchcraft/satanic worship.
    6. Discrimination , suppression and hatred for northerners while you live peacifully anywhere else.
    7. Quota system – Killing of those deserving students and promoting dull elements.
    8. Abuse of power.
    9. Rampant prostitution.
    10. Inequality in distribution of the national wealth.

    Stop this and you will see Malawi back on track.

  34. Moyenda says:

    Can someone repeat the evidence to me, please? Community police questioned a person that was coming from a house in that he did not break into. What business does the community have about whatever happens behind the closed doors of a private home? Tell me, were the police peeping through the window? If yes, is that behaviour legal?

  35. mbanangwa mkandawire says:

    iiiiii guys how do you feel ku mabonzana nonkha nonkha

  36. Wadyera says:

    Ufunika kumakamkwera Undule Mwakasungula, Trampence ndi Mtambo chifukwa ndi amene amafuna zoikana ku ekizozizo.

  37. mogasa chairman says:

    how a sane person can give up a nice, fresh, juicy bumbu i will never understand.

  38. Chindaxi says:

    Zopusa basi…. life in prison ena atenelepo mphunziro….akazi osewa akusowa amuna pa tauni ya Lilongwe…basi kugonana amuna nokha nokha… olo pano hule samafunikaso… alipo ambili akazi oti munthu kumadya katundu mofasa mtima uli mmalo.

    Hung them to death please… Donors should know that we are not part of that shit.

  39. babylon system says:

    This was the only sin that made God destroy sodom and gomorrah! filth! rot in hell gentlemen

  40. Mzozo kununkha says:

    Hang them or just shoot them, so that the bloody donors can see that we are not part and parcel

  41. Eye Witness says:

    Hahahah…what proof is there that they had sex taking into consideration the other party denies?

  42. kumiwuwe khomeni. says:

    Life in prison with hard labour!nyansi

  43. Funzo says:

    The evil of drink!

  44. Bingu says:

    Gays are no better than dogs.

  45. yadaman says:

    This issue lacks basis and something is not adding up. How can one ask someone on what you have been doing in side the house? what ever happened in that house was private. The way I know inkata people are very scarily, they question up while beating you ndiye umangopeza wanena zoti ziwakomele……..lets watch out

  46. Narson D.B.MAZONGA says:

    signs of tym…. Zinanenedwa kale n bible,,zilekeni zichitike,,,, u cant broke it….. koma tsoka kwa ochitawo ,,, mulungu sadzalekerera zopusazi ku nthawi zonse

  47. AV Wanyerere says:

    Kutaya umunthu,umalawi chifukwa cha ma dornars! Shame on the human rights activits for rehnforcing such nasty,dirty,unGOD things

  48. Patriotic Citizen says:

    Just hung them! PERIOD!! They are a menace to the society and these people should always be subjected to mob justice.
    They have to be lynched as soon as we possibly can. Sons of lucifer!!!

  49. Mandebvu says:

    Izi izizi izi zikuchitikazi ndikushosha mkwiyo wa mulungu. SOdom ndi gomola nkhani zake zinali zimenezi. Izi zimamunyasa yehova ndipo safunanso kuyangána nkhope la dziko loipa ngati lathuli.

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