Malawi Police in Blantyre are investigating an armed robbery incident involving former diplomat to the Permanent Mission of Malawi to the United Nations (UN) Janet Karim and a Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) officer, only identified as Ms Konyani.
The former diplomat Karim and the MRA official were attacked on Sunday by armed thieves in Limbe commercial town on their way home.
Karim has just returned from a seven and a half year tour of duty as Malawi diplomat at the permanent Mission of Malawi to the UN. She is returning to Malawi after her recall in July 2014.
She apparently remained in New York to finish committee work at the U.N. but also stayed on to complete her master’s course with St John’s University. Karim received her Master’s degree in Global Development and Social Justice from St John’s University on June 14, 2014 in Rome, Italy.
The thieves snatched a handbag, two mobile phones, groceries and K40, 000 00 in cash.
Janet Karim is veteran journalist and most Malawians will recall two periodicals she published and edited, The Independent newspaper and Woman Now magazine.
She is also founder if Malawi Media Women’s Association (MAMWA), which established Malawi’s first women’s owned and operated radio station; Journalist Association of Malawi (JAMA ); Publishers Assiciation of Malawi (PAMA), MISA-Malawi, Media Council of Malawi .
Police investigations continue.