Malawi Police chief visits albinism attack victims home, warns stern action

Inspector General of Police Lextern Kachama was in the Lower Shire, tightening security for people with albinism following an attack on two brothers with albinism last week in Nsanje.

Police chief Lexten Kachama:  Malawi Police will protect surviving albinos

Kachama said the police have now stepped up security for people with albinism after the attack on the two brothers of albinism in Nsanje.

Alfred and Yohane Misoyi were brutally attacked as they were sleeping in their house and were rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where they are battling for their lives.

This is the second attack on peope with albinism after a woman in Lilongwe was also murdered.

Kachama said the police would not sit idle and watch the brutal attacks and murders of people with albinism but said communities play crucial roles in the protection of people with albinism.

“People in the communities play very crucial roles in the protection of people with albinism because they stay with them all the time,” he said.

In addition, he said President Peter Mutharika ordered that police should guard all schools with people with albinism and this order is being followed to the latter.

He said the police will work swiftly to protect people with albinism following a donation of vehicles from China which will be in the country this month.

At least 19 people with albinism have been killed since the wave of the attacks starte and dozens more people with albinism have been maimed.

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