Criminal gang hit at Albino Association ex-president’s house: Malawi Police arres one suspect

A man has been arrested in Lilongwe after him and his accomplices still at large drilled a large hole into the wall of a house of the immediate past president of Albino Association of Malawi Gilbert Daille.

Malawians living with albinism  living in constant fear of being abducted or killed,

Daille, who is a person with albinism, confirmed the attackers came in the wee hours of Friday, around 2am and run away after he shouted for help and neighbours came in large numbers.

“I heard something like earth falling so I became I suspicious. When I woke up I saw a large hole on my house wall, this is when I screamed and the attackers run away.” He said the neighbours hunted for the attackers in the vicinity and managed to apprehend one suspect who took refuge in a maize field near the house.

The suspect  was handed over to Kawale police.

President of Albino Association of Malawi Overtone Kondowe said he was shocked that the attackers can now hit houses of people living with albinism right away in cities where security is supposed to be tight.

“Mr Daille’s residence is near Kawale police and Kamuzu Palace and yet the attackers can hit that way, this shows we have no security, we have no where to go now,” he said.

Police say there were gathering information on the issue but Inspector General of police Lextern Kachama said this week the police would fight a relentless war against attacks on people with albinism which have left 19 people dead and hundreds injured and traumatised.

Just a week ago unknown attackers hit a house of two brothers with albinism in Nsanje and are battling for their lives at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. A week earlier, a woman with albinism was mercilessly killed in Lilongwe’s area 36.

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8 thoughts on “Criminal gang hit at Albino Association ex-president’s house: Malawi Police arres one suspect”

  1. zebron henry banda says:

    why not have a referendum on what people think about the death sentence? Or people should kill them-the perpetrators-in the absence of security from police.i wouldn’t hesitate to kill them if they ever threaten my own albino relatives.the law does not matter when they do so.so why would i want it anyway?fuck the so-called “law!”

  2. Ngwenya says:

    Pamene Mfumu ikungoonerela anthu ake akuphedwa mmuzi osachitapo kanthu dziwani kuti Ena mwa otumikila mfumuyo komanso mfumuyo ikutengapo gao pa kuphako.

    MA alibino apolisi akamafufuza mwina amakapeza kumbutoko kuli anamatetule ndiye amangobwerela nkumauwa kuti tithana nao o panga zoterezi koma akuziwa chenicheni. Mbiteeee une.

  3. sabata says:

    Please my president Peter munthalika these criminals deserve death sentence.

  4. Tione says:

    This is highly inhuman. May God have mercy on us and protect our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, cousins, mothers and fathers.

  5. Jungmayungwa. says:

    Indeed we don’t have enough security in the country, this is now too much we have stayed been reading the very same story of abducting and killing of these kind of people with albinism.

  6. mabusa says:

    It is too late Mr Kachama, where were you all this time, you wanted people with albinism to be slaughtered till the figured reaches 20?

  7. Humphreys Mkwamba says:

    when the other culprits are apprehended,death sentence is the best becoz we are tired and fed up of this outdated,uncivilised,barbaric,selfish,inhuman behaviour

    1. lemson says:

      true, we need death sentence

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