Malawi Police arrest 8 women for gambling in Balaka

Malawi Police in Balaka have arrested eight women between the age range 18 and 33 years for allegedly found gambling in a clandestine place in Balaka Township.

Wachionandani gambling game commonly played by street traders

Senior Superintendent Aggrey Nkhonje of Balaka Police Station confirmed the arrest.

“Yes, we have arrested these women on the allegation that they were gambling in a secrete place,” he said.

Nkhonje said the women were arrested following a tip off from community members. He said that was part of working with the community to do away with petty criminal elements in the district.

“This is not the first time we have arrested women for [illegal] gambling. We have been arresting people for committing crimes of this nature. As police, we are hell-bent to root out this vice,” said Nkhonje.

The arrested women are; Esnart Mpumila, 22, Chimwemwe  Chilima, 22, Miriam Banda, 18, Alice Chikhwaya, 32, Ireen Missi, 31, Cathy Ngolombe, 20, Halima Labison, 33 and Promise Mussa, 26.

All the women come from Kaumphawi Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Msamala in Balaka. They are expected to appear before the court of law to answer charges of gambling.

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3 years ago

Who is supposed to arrest the other? Well known thieves arresting innocent women who were just playing with their money!

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3 years ago

Gambling now rampant almost in every corner of the country. I am actually surprised that the police have arrested these women. If the police were serious they would arrest a multitude of gamblers.

I was shocked 2 days ago at Bowe Filling Station when I saw an under-aged boy around 10-12 years of carrying bottles of beer from the shop to the some people sitting outside and amongst the people was a police constable. Nothing was done!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

Government officials, what type of license does Bowen Filling Station has? Selling fuel or damaging the future of the youths of Malawi. Human rights organizations you are quick to go in the street against government why not riot against Mr. Chiume for waging a war against the youths of Malawi. Drinking and unprotected sex is what happens at Bowe

3 years ago

How can a country develop with such behavior……This is really common with women in our villages

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