Kasungu district health staff protest against police brutality

Kasungu health workers on Saturday marched to the district council offices to protest against police brutality in the district after the district nursing officer was assaulted by police.

Protesters rally against police brutality

The nursing officer, Beatrice Kalua, was assaulted at the police station after her sons were arrested and brutally assaulted leading to one of the sons going unconscious in a police cell.

According to Kalua, she went to the police station to see her sons but heard loud cries coming from a room at the police station and identified the voice as of the sons.

“I forced myself to get into the building after the loud cries but the police officers sholved me out and assaulted me,” she said.

She said the son who was unconscious is now responding well to medication after the brutal assault.

The health workers have told the district commissioner to ensure that the police officers who assaulted Kalua and her son, 22 year-old Isaac Nyirenda be transferred within seven days.

Nurses and Midwifery Organisation of Malawi spokesperson Prince Henderson said the organization is deeply disturbed with the reports of the police brutality over a senior nursing officer in Kasungu.

Henderson said Kalua deserves respect as a senior nursing officer, saying the law enforcers could have handled the situation without manhandling her.

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mapuyamurupare
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mapuyamurupare

Malawi Police imeneyo. Ku Dowa mwana wagwiriridwa Ku Police. Ku Thyolo wa Police waombera munthu pa mowa. Ku Kasungu wa Police wamenya Nurse. Ma Law enforcers amenewo. No discipline at all. Where is the Police Boss.

Earnest Mthunzi
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Earnest Mthunzi

Kasungu Police station has a very bad reputation. I thought they changed? Some of my childhood friend were murdered there in the late 80s to 90s and no one was prosecuted. Parents with difficult children were sending their kids there to be disciplined later to.come back home in coffins. The stories of Daniel Bed a and Join this son are some of examples of brutality that existed at Kasungu Police station.

Adansonia
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Adansonia

Why should you be asking for the officer who assaulted a person to be transferred instead of arresting him for assault? The truth of th matter is that a good number of our police officer are savages. I have no respect for them.

Rob the Sniper
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Rob the Sniper

These police officers are brutes. Pure SAVAGES. I am speaking from experience …!! I still remember what you did to me and I will surely revenge. Mudzanya!!!

mtete
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mtete

Uteleku that’s the end of the story and you hear nothing from the IG or even the responsible minister. It appears the police cell is now a gymnasium where police brutes practice torture or engage in rape antics. One minute a poor fellow is beaten to pulp or even murdered under the pretext that he committed suicide. Or a school girl or woman is brutally raped before being given free police bail. The ordeal is so dehumanizing that the victims are ashamed to reveal what went on at the police station. The case of a school girl being raped at… Read more »

3333
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An important question should be : anawo analakwitsa chan? osamangot coz she z DNO n she deserves respect .Does it mean kut opanda main a ife can be assaulted anyhow?

Chatonda
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Chatonda

Give any patient coming from the police poison injection. Simple.
This should be done in all hospitals

Awize
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Awize

Most police officers in Malawi are unprofessional, they act as if they don’t know what to do while on duty. Nanji-nanji, traffic police officers eeeeeish. We have half-baked police officers in the internal security system. They ask irrelevant stupid questions all the time. Ana amabwana omwe sukulu sanapite nayo patali, anagowaponya ku police basi bola salary mwezi ukatha izilowa. Ana ouma mitu satha ngakhale kuganiza okha. During minor demos and/ or protests, they are happy triggers, pang’ono-ng’ono awomba kale mfuti, ngakhale kumpira. Malawi Police hasn’t reformed, it is still police force of the 70s, 80 and early 90s.

Salanga wa
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Tiyeni tilile aphungu athu povomeleza ajose kukhala mukulu wa police, tawoni a Malawi tikuchitilidwa nkhanza ndi a police malo motiteza. Chonde aphungu mukapeleke emotional Ku Parliament muchose munthu pa bwele wins a Malawi apeze Mendele

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