Albino toddler kidnapped in Karonga: Malawi police launch search

Malawi Police Service  in Karonga are searching for a one-and-half-year-old  baby with albinism and her kidnappers after the child was abducted around 4am when she was sleeping with her mother, raising fears he may be killed and his body parts used for witchcraft.

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Karonga police officer-in-charge Bernard Chitanda identified the kidnapping baby as Eunice Nkhonjera who has been kidnapped from chief Wansambo’s area in Karonga where she hails from.

The report of the missing baby comes at a time when the wave of kidnapping and killing of people with albinism has resurrected following the recent death of a 54-year-old man with albinism in Nkhata Bay.

“The police are on the ground to trace the whereabouts of the baby,” said Chitanda.

Parents of the baby were too shocked to grant an interview with Nyasa Times and the chief of the area was with the police assisting in tracing the whereabouts of the little baby.

But some neighbours said the father to baby Eunice was not in the house when she was kidnapped, saying she was sleeping with her mother.

Albino body parts are sought after in Malawi for witchcraft.

Association of People with Albinism in Malawi president Overton Kondowe asked for more time to get details on the matter before commenting, saying he had just been informed of the issue.

The kidnapping of the baby comes at a time when police have come under intense fire from human rights organisations for doing little to protect people with albinism in the country.

Albinism is a hereditary genetic condition which causes a total absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes.

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Chimunthu chirambo
1 year ago

This is not first time to have that incidences. The first one was near karonga Boma ,where the uncle of the boy ,albino was sold to Tanzanian who wanted to kill him in a day light in the bush near his uncle home ,fortunately the boy cried high that he was rescued, but the buyer escaped. The second one in the same district was when the father of the daughter went to one business
man in karonga to sell his daughter at K10,000,000.,This a trend in children disappearances.Is parents,relatives and neighborhood!!

Kambewa Chisale
1 year ago

The Malawi Police know who are behind the Albino abduction. KHOSWE AKAKHALA PA NKHATE SA PHEKA.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 year ago

Why do waste time to take albino killers through all the legal process. We already complain that our prisons are congested. Why should these people go to jell? Just kill them as well. Winiko samanama. Okupha albino nayenso anyongedwe basi

Papa jere
1 year ago

Helping hand !Police no waste time.zGet phone numbers for father and mother,then all neighbors and active relatives.Start analyzing all calls from network service providers! sweep all in and out calls that used those towers at the time of abduction.This is modern tech of investigations.Have airtel and tnm it expertise. listen to voices .This would easily identify all connected people No manual hunting in this world.IG do thst

Mbwengu
Mbwengu
1 year ago

Mutharika vomerezani security yakuvutani zoona anzathuwa azichita kuvutika chonchi dziko lawo… apolisi onse mukuyenda nawo nokha ateteza anthu ndani.. angakuohe iwe ndani ndipo atengapo chani olo mano ulibe… thandizani anzanu nawo aziona kukoma kwa dziko

Kibaki
Kibaki
1 year ago

Ohhh my God!!! Please save this Innocent soul from the pain of knife. Let the whole Spirit reign over. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Achiswe
1 year ago

This type of barbarism shames Malawi as a whole. The law enforces really need to get a grip on this sickening crime against humanity. How can there be such gross ignorance in the 21st century. The police service in particular is seriously at fault in not tracking down the perpetrators of these crimes.

MALAWI ARMY PLEASE HELP
MALAWI ARMY PLEASE HELP
1 year ago

The government is failing. Busy playing politics and engaging in looting, beating and stripping women. How I wish all the DPP will turn into the Albino and taste the pain these brothers and sisters go through. These are human beings. Loved by God the same way He loves you and me. There should be civic education. If you want to be rich work hard. If that was the case, the richest people in the World would be albinos. This barbaric act should be stopped. If the government cannot protect its people please the Army stand up not unless you are… Read more »

Ngolongoliwa
Ngolongoliwa
1 year ago

Police is busy snatching peoples money on the roads masquareding as traffic officers. Few are conducting patrols in peoples settlements and business centers. You find them early in the Morning busy stopping cars even when its raining, something they can not do when informed of theft and related cases. Government rotten to the core. We need regime Change indeed.

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
Shaft Sachapandimadzi
1 year ago

Winiko no more drama this time. You have just recently told the nation that you knw people who are behind the killing of our brothers and sisters with albinism. Time is running out and we are still loosing innocent souls please come out and tell the nation the people behind this inhuman act…

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