Police arrest 24 over Kasungu fracas

Malawi Police in central region tobacco growing district og Kasungu say they have arrested 24 people over the Wednesday fracas  which led to full blown violence leading to damage of property and looting in some shops.

The fracas erupted after a 17-year-girl went missing and was later found dead on river banks at Nkhamenya.

Kasungu police spokesperson Harry Namwaza said four of the suspects were juveniles.

“We received a tip that the group was planning to protest again today so we swiftly went to stop the protests,” said Namwaza.

On Wednesday, there were chaotic scenes at Nkhamenya trading centre in Kasungu where people were baying for the blood of some business people accusing them of involvement in the mysterious death of the 17-year-old girl over the weekend.

Eye witnesses to the fracas claim have told us that the girl, Victoria Mkosi, used to sell water in plastic tubes but went missing on Friday.
Her body was later found in a nearby stream.

People in the area suspect that the girl was murdered by people who meant to use her for business rituals hence the community has turned on the business people destroying property in the process.

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Kaitano
Kaitano
9 months ago

Thats why our Malawi Police will never be trusted by people. You always rush when something bad happens but you never act proffesionally after that. It looks like you really know something about Nkhamenya. You always put a back for the bussiness people but indeed some of them are involved and you remain quiet and you act by silencing people to pick the innocent ones to custody so that people should stay in fear and those stupid ones should go on with what they do. If i was the IG i would shift so many people from Kasungu police and… Read more »

Zofu
Zofu
9 months ago

Police they know something about Nkhamenya each and every year kumaphedwa anthu ambiri but it ends like that noone kumangwidwa at one time some people were chased from Nkhamenya cause of the same cause they are called amukhwema

little jojo
little jojo
9 months ago

Yesterday Kasungu —- that…, Today Lilongwe — this…., Tommorow Dowa – this, What is happening to the Central Region of Malawi ?

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