Malawi Police officers caught boozing while on duty and in uniform have been fired.
The cops were photographed taking beer, while in the line of duty and the photo, which also depicted a woman, believed to be a prostitute, donning one of the officers’ police cap went viral on social media.
The druken cops have been identified as Inspector Kenneth Kadiwa, Sergeant Clear Kondowe, Sergeant Dunken Kadumba and Constable James Kamphinda.
“They have all been dismissed on the offense of ‘Prejudice of good order and discipline,” said Central Region Police Headquarters on Tuesday.
Police said the behavior does not reflect the hard work of Malawi Police officer.
“It’s very embarrassing,” admitted a police spokesman for central region.
Reports of indiscipline have become so rampant in the Malawi Police Service, with pictures of drunken officers in uniform- some carrying a riffle circulating heavily on social media.
Few months ago, Malawi Police also dismissed a female officer after her nude photos got leaked.
Of late, Malawians have also waken up to the news of some officers involved in armed robberies.