Malawi Police in Blantyre have shot to death a habitual car hijacker who has been on the run after stealing a truck full of cement.
Police spokesperson for Blantyre police Andrew Mayao confirmed the law enforcers shot to death Jonathan Kaiya, son to famous preacher Fletcher Kaiya on Wednesday in Blantyre when he resisted arrest and wanted to snatch away a pistol from a plain clothes police officer.
“He has been on the run for two years after he broke away from Soche police and when the police wanted to arrest him, he turned violent, grabbing a pistol from a police officer,” said Mayao.
He said Kaiya stole a truck full of cement abnd sold both the truck and cement in Mozambique.
Kaiya is also accused of stealing a Nissan demonstration vehicle.
Mayao said the police officer whom Kaiya unsuccesfully tried to snatch the pistol from is in hospital at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre after he sustained injuries.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :