Pub ‘axe’ killing prompts murder arrest

Malawi Police in Nkhata Bay have confirmed death of two men who reportedly quarreled over a bottle of beer.

Nkhata Bay Police publicist Sergeant Ignatius Esau identified the deceased as Raban Mkandawire and Wanangwa Kaunda.

According to Esau, Mkandawire had been trying to play “peacemaker” role between Mike Mwalwali, 45, and Wanangwa Kaunda, 37, who had been arguing about a bottle of beer when the former hacked him to death with an axe.

“He [Mkandawire died on the spot due to severe loss of blood,” said Esau.

When people heard of the development, Esau explained, they descended on Mwalwali and Kaunda killing Kaunda in the process.

Mkandawire hailed from Nkhata Bay and Kaunda hailed from Karonga.

Beer drinking is one of the major causes of violence amongst men in Malawi, surveys have shown.

During the last sitting of parliament, lawmakers banned the manufacturing and sale of liquor sachets – which were being sold in hefty amounts, even to minors – but the results are slim considering the fact that alcohol in Malawi is relatively cheaper as compared to other countries in the region such as Botswana.

In Botswana, for example, half a litre of domestic beer costs about K1, 175 while approximately the same costs K400.

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Nthumu na mwene
Nthumu na mwene
7 years ago

Atumbuka mutha ndikuphana

Abambo
Abambo
7 years ago

ukupangilanji compare mtengo wa mowa kuno ndiku Botswana? umafuna ifenso ukhale okwera? chambatu chimenecho

Kenneth
Kenneth
7 years ago

Zmachtka ndye zkolo lmero

Che paulosi
7 years ago

Zomvetsa chison.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
7 years ago

THAT IS NOT GOOD DEVELOPMENT AT ALL ——– BAD NEWS TO ATONGA AND NKHATA-BAY DISTRIC IN GENERAL

Bigman munthu waMulungu
Bigman munthu waMulungu
7 years ago

blessed are those who die in Christ

Phodogoma
Phodogoma
7 years ago

This is the month for the Mbwenumbwenus. Tizingomva za inu basi. Kuphana ngati nguku, kuthamangitsa Chitipa DC, Kuzemba kukhoma mtsonkho for Karonga market.This is just the beginning, I am prophet Sinodeni, m’mbandiseweretsa.

dafuq???
dafuq???
7 years ago
Reply to  Phodogoma

wayiwala kugwililira ana awili ake omwe

District of Origin
District of Origin
7 years ago
Reply to  dafuq???

Zimenezi ndi zimene zikuchulukisa umphawi kumwera ndi pakati? Koma mbuzi ngati izi zikumvesetsa mmbale wawo Allan Ntat? Basi muzingokhalira kunena za anzanu pamene able anu ali pa umphawi osaneneka. Ndiganiza simunayiwone program ya CLEAR(?) INALI PA mBC pa 8 April. Mukanawona ma teeagers ochokela ku mwela amene ali kuminda ya atumbuka mukunenewo. Chosani kaye chanu chisoso mmaso.

Mr Carter
7 years ago
Reply to  Phodogoma

Kkkk

Mtonga weniweni
Mtonga weniweni
7 years ago
Reply to  Phodogoma

Mwayiwala kwanu ku Machinga ndi Balaka Albino akuyenda mwamantha baying for his bones to enrich yourself?Anthu okonda chuma chamankhwala.Shut up your stinky smelly mouth.

MELINDA
MELINDA
7 years ago

THATS HOW THE DEVIL WORKS.HE USES AND DUMPS PEOPLE

chefourpence
7 years ago

atumbuka

the northern speech
the northern speech
7 years ago

I ve seen this movie

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