Brutal deaths of 2 officers shock Malawi Police

The Malawi Police have expressed shock on the respective deaths of two police officers in Lilongwe through attack in a space of one week.

The Police’s reaction follows brutal death of Sub-Inspector Henry Dickson Nareva of Kanengo Police on Saturday evening in Area 25, Lilongwe, a week after another officer, Inspector Albert Muhireme, of Area 30 died on July 28, 2013 after being assaulted by unidentified people.

Deputy National Police spokesperson, Kelvin Maigwa, described the development as “very saddening and counterproductive”.

“As National Police Head Quarters we are very saddened by these developments,” said Maigwa, adding: “Normally when a person sees a police officer he or she is supposed to feel secure. It is very strange and deplorable that people should turn against the very officers who serve the public and ensure that there is security.”

Maigwa: Shocked
Maigwa: Shocked

Maigwa said if people had differences with particular men and women in uniform, they should take their complaints to particular Officers In-Charge rather than resorting to murdering the officers.

“This is very, very bad and counter-productive, especially at the time we are trying to maximize security in the country by increasing number of police officers,” complained Maigwa.

He added that the police would continue to strengthen their relationship with communities throughout the country to ensure peace and order.

According to Maigwa and Kanengo Police publicist, Salome Chibwana, there are no arrests yet in connection with the two respective deaths of police officers but the two police publicists respectively said investigations were still underway.

Sub-Inspector Nareva hailed from Jika Village, 45, Traditional Authority Mthiramanja, Mulanje and he joined Malawi Police Service on April 16, 1993.

Chibwana said his body was found at Kalambo Primary School near Msungwi Market in Area 25 and that it had a deep wound in the chest.

She, however, said the exact cause of death was yet to be established and communicated by medical officials.–Malawi News Agency

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