Another albino abduction attempt in Rumphi: Apam renews calls ‘to leave Malawi’ for asylum abroad

Assailants continue to hunt for persons with albinism in the country with the latest being a failed abduction of one year and eight month old child in the northern region district of Rumphi on Monday night, Nyasa Times has learnt.

People living with albinism are at severe risks of abduction and killing in Malawi

Rumphi police was not immediately available to give comment but Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) president, Overtone Kondowe, said the spate of continued attacks on people with albinism continue to frighten them.

Kondowe said the attempt to abduct Noriah Mhango was a sign that those that are behind their killings are not yet moved by calls from various quarters asking for a halt of such.

He reported that a person had wanted to abduct young Noriah from her parents’ house but the assailant failed after dogs’ barking woke up the community.

“He [the assailant] wanted to use the window, but after sensing danger, he ran away,” reported Kondowe.

Coincidentally, Kondowe said, the failed abduction occurred exactly about two kilometres from where another abduction occurred.

“Eunice Nkhonjera who was abducted on January 19 was abducted two kilometres from where the failed abduction occurred,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kondowe has reiterated demands that government should fire up in as far as protection of persons with albinism in the country is concerned.

“But we also want government to accept that they have failed and give us a chance to seek refuge where we are going to be safe. Let government allow us to leave. There are countries out there that are willing to give us maximum protection,” he said.

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Ndata Albino Auction Floor

Ana adad vehicles being used for this. Watch out.

Kambewa chisale
2 years ago

Even if he was caught and handed over. He could either have died in the hands of police or they could say he jumped off a moving trunk and died.

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
2 years ago

Why did the villagers not quickly mobilize to catch the perpetrator red handed? Community action against the is also an option.

Kaboko.
2 years ago

Give albinos fire arms Mr president, cluster them and arm them. This is already critical situation in case you don’t know Mr president. However your government is a prime suspect, so how do u protect them. A bwana a stupid leader will always just condemn these acts. Fight the scourge don’t just condemn nkhalamba iwe. Mukutaniko Ku state house kwanuko? Stop dreaming of the landslide winning.

Girl lady
Girl lady
2 years ago

Enanu apa ndimacomment anu mukuchita kuonekelatu kuti ndinu eish inu a Pathfinder koma Mzimu muli nawo inu munachokeladi kwa Mayi olo kwa Nyamaa inu nxaaa

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
2 years ago

Sometime in January this year i backed somebody’s proposal here on this forum that these albinos should seek asylum in safer countries. Now that some countries have shown interest to take them its time the albinos know that its not all bread and butter in foreign land particularly in western countries. You must know their language, have some skills, be medically fit to withstand chilly weather, be mentally fit to withstand discrimination, etc, otherwise mukabwerako within weeks. On another note can somebody provide statistics of where the albino attacks have happened. I am asking this because of all incidents I… Read more »

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

Khondowe usatipusitse apa, ukumapanga izi wekha, pothandizira mcp kuti ipedze sympathy voti, komabe uuponda.

Silica gell
Silica gell
2 years ago

Koma Kondowe usually mutuwake ukuyendabwino? Nkhani izingokhala ya asylum basi!

Alegria
Alegria
2 years ago
Reply to  Silica gell

He just want to go abroad. Is he really fighting for albinos or for his own good. I have my brother albino here if Kondowe is fighting for these people he must stop acting like a politician. do not show sides.

POOR MAN FEEL IT
POOR MAN FEEL IT
2 years ago

very bad tiyeni naoni agwidwe basi tithandizane kupulumutsa moyo wa azanthu

POOR MAN FEEL IT
POOR MAN FEEL IT
2 years ago

very bad

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