Malawi Police say it is failing to conclude crucial hair raising crime investigations due to lack of forensic equipment forcing the law enforcers to use the painstaking manual investigations.
Commissioner of police for the centre George Kainja told the media recently on the sidelines of Christmas ball for senior officers in Lilongwe that the police was keen to conclude the 2014 fire that destroyed voting materials including ballot papers in Lilongwe.
Critics and social observers point fingers at Nicholas Dausi led National Intelligence Bureau for the fire.
Kainja also said the police are failing to conclude the July 2015 murder investigations of Anti Corruption Bureau official Issa Njauju due to lack of the sophisticated forensic equipment.
“Malawians should understand us, the police have no forensic machine. They use manual systems which we call rudementary investigations for forensic and scientific investigations,” said Kainja, the only serving police officer holding a doctorate degree.
The government has been severely criticised for its slowness in investigating the murder of Njauju whose body was found half buried near Presidential villas close to Kamuzu Palace in Lilngwe and his official vehicle was burnt.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :