Man who robbed Malawi Police officer gets 18-year jail

The Mzuzu Magistrate Court Wednesday sentenced 26 year-old Clement Njara to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour for breaking into a police officer’s house.

According to court documents, Njara and a colleague broke into the house of a police officer who works with Delta Division PMS during the night of 21stNovember, 2014 at the cop’s residence in Mapale.

The two are said to have beaten up the cop before getting away with 5 pairs of police uniform, 2 mobile phones, a TV decoder, a wallet containing K4 700 and a couple of civilian clothes.

State prosecutor superintendent Loni Tembo told the court that after tips from the community they searched Njara’s house and recovered the police regalia.

Tembo asked the court to give a stiff punishment to the defendant arguing that the cases were becoming rampant in the country.

In mitigation, Njara told the court to be lenient with him saying that he was the bread winner for his family.

Senior Magistrate Kondwani Banda concurred with Tembo on the rise on robbery cases sentenced Njara to 18 years IHL according to section 301 of the penal code.

Njara hails from Misanjo Village, Traditional Authority Kadewere in Chiradzulu District.

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Bambo a Maggie ndi Connis

Azanthu achichewa game ikawagonera, nthawi zonse amati “Don’t be tribalistic”, why don’t youuse same words ngati munthuyo ndi waku mpoto? Anthu akumwera kuzimva ma juice too much mthupi ndilo vuto lake.

Patrick Majoni

I have noted too much tribalism when comenting.It can’t help us at all.We all belong to one small poorest nation.Take it or hate it.

Agrippa Nguluwe, you MUST avoid being tribalistic in your comments. It may be you were born, raised up, did primary school and possibly your junior secondary school in your village and you are there! You don’t know how many Tumbukas are in the other regions of Malawi (some of whom are also involved in robberies and thefts!!). Robbery and theft cannot be condoned and CANNOT ALSO BE ATTRIBUTED TO ONE TRIBE!! If we all go to our regions of origins, who do you think would suffer the most. Perhaps you were born less than 20 years ago otherwise you would… Read more »
Black Market

Good determination and this could be done to Cashgate cases

Nyani Galakunzwani

in mitigation he asked the court to be lenient because he is the bread winner; bread winner through stealing?


ma magistrates mukubwera boo! kungowazilatu1111


Kuba kwinakunso ndikoseketsa. Basi kukaba zomwezi? Anzanu amaba zenizeni. Kuba kosaganiza.

Mwana wa Analiyera

Agrippa Nguluwe Achewa wangodana nawo. Uyutu akuti kwao ndi ku Chiradzulu. Nkhanizi tamaziwelengani bwino. Again ku mitundu yonse yakumalawi kuli mbava. Don’t play holier-than-thou here.


these are judges that we need pa Malawi pano. wina ndi Usiwausiwa chonde maJudge amenewa bapansenkoni milandu ya cashgate. osati munthu waba K60m mukupasa 3 years, wina waba njinga mukupatsa 15 years


This could have been given to the rapists.

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