Malawi Police in manhunt for Rwandan refugee murder suspect

Malawi Police in Dowa have intensified search for unknown suspects who murdered a 19 year-old Rwandan, Misigalo Kamiziyo at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in the district.

Dowa Police Relations Officer Richard Kaponda told Mana in a telephone interview on Wednesday that unknown criminals are said to have strangled the deceased with his belt on the night of Monday, January 30, 2017.

“The deceased was last seen on  January 30, drawing water from a nearby borehole. When his sister Mrs Nyirahabimana Kasilida went outside her house to answer the call of nature during the night, she spotted Kamiziyo lying dead outside his house and later reported the matter to Dzaleka Police Unit,” he said.

Kaponda said a visit to the scene by criminal investigation officers revealed that the deceased who the PRO alleged was a habitual criminal, was attacked by unknown assailants.

Postmortem conducted at Dowa District Hospital according to the PRO revealed that Kamiziyo died due to strangulation.

“We have currently intensified search for the criminals who when arrested will answer charges of murder which is contrary to section 209 of the Penal Code,” he said.

The deceased came from Butali province in Rwanda.

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Maggie Phiri
Maggie Phiri

We have had enough of these Rwandan refugees. There is no war in Rwanda. Wake up govt start deporting these scavangers

Mawa ndiwe
Mawa ndiwe

Aphana okha