Religious leaders and people with albinism on Sunday turned to God to seek divine intervention following the increased cases of abductions and killings of people with albinism condition.
The religious leaders from different denominations and the people with albinism gathered in Kasungu to seek the divine intervention.
Pastor Steven Lobeni of Grace Family Hope instilled hope in the hopeless people with albinism that God was on their side therefore they should not despair.
“Ignorance, poverty and evil are forces behind these abductions and killings but God will deal with this vice, God will expose those behind the killings of the innocent people,” he said.
He said the Sunday prayers was the beginning of a new chapter for people with albinism.
President of Association of People with Albinism Boniface Massa wondered why Malawians have turned hostile to people with albinism just overnight.
President Peter Mutharika Monday leads the nation in commemorating the UN sponsored International Albinism Awsreness Day at Kasungu Community Ground.
The day has been designed to make people aware that people with albinism are human beings and Malawians therefore they need protection and inclusion in the society. Among other activities, there will be a solidarity march.
This comes at a time when 18 people with albinism have been killed for their body parts which some people bring wealth when used with charms although there are no evidence to prove that.
At least 80 people with albinism have been subjected to abductions and other forms of harassment since the spate of the abductions and killings started two years.
Other Malawians including Mulanje South MP cum celebrated comedian Bon Kalindo and Chief Ngabu have called for execution of those found guilty of the murders.
President Mutharika has been blamed for acting late, two years after the start of the killings.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :