Suspect in Karonga albino child abduction commits suicide as police arrest three more

One of the suspects in the abduction of Eunice Nkonjera an 18 month-old baby with albinism  at Nkhwawa in Karonga on we a week ago has committed suicide in Karonga as police has arrested three more people in connection with the abduction.

Baby albino who had been abducted

Police National Spokesperson, James Kadadzera identified the deceased suspect as Donald Msafiri, 61, who is reported to be a relative to the mother of the missing child.

“It is true that one of the suspects who were interrogated by the police has committed suicide just a day after he was interrogated. Our officers have been on the ground since the child went missing in order to find the truth of the matter.

“It is sad that Msafiri has committed suicide leaving a suicide note but it will be unethical for me to reveal what is contained in the note,” said Kadadzera.

The deceased is said to have been found with a suicide note distancing himself from the abduction of the toddler and urging the police to fight to trace the perpetrators.

He, however, said police have arrested three more people but could not provide particulars of the suspects and other details.

The child was abducted last week around 4:00 am when she was sleeping with her mother, raising fears that she might have been killed.

Eunice’s mother is reportedly to have been impregnated by a Mr. Nkhonjera who did not marry her and is currently living in Livingstonia in Rumphi District.

Meanwhile, President of the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi, Overstone Kondowe has asked government to provide security to people with albinism, saying most of them are living in fear.

Albinism is a heredity condition which causes total absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes.

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Alfonso Della Corte
Alfonso Della Corte
2 years ago

I follow the phenomenon every day and it is really brutal what happens to our brothers, I know Malawi and its good people, I have documented all of the brothers with albinism in Malawi and I am implementing a struggle from Italy, we here in Italy too people suffering from albinism but we do not kill them, nobody has magical powers, the death of a human being does not lead to wealth but, hate .. The government should incentivize the village chiefs to guarantee at least one night guard. What happens is pathetic, the fault of everything is money, the… Read more »

Chigumbuli
Chigumbuli
2 years ago

Calling them albinos is another problem. They are our brothers and sisters. Like everyone else, they have been given their own respective names e.g. James. It is discriminatory to call them albinos. We must learn to respect everyone in this land. It is not the government that is going to protect our brothers and sisters, it is us who live closer to them on everyday basis. We must change our thinking about them. Our attitude towards them is bad and corrupt. It the same way we have done with our brothers and sisters who we call orphans everyday. During my… Read more »

Alfonso Della Corte
Alfonso Della Corte
2 years ago
Reply to  Chigumbuli

just what you say

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

How did the interrogation go?

Joovido
Joovido
2 years ago

Government can best provide security to albinos by creating a special village for them other than having security for each one of them individually which I believe is very impossible

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
2 years ago
Reply to  Joovido

Much as the security of albinos can somehow be enhanced with this approach on the other hand it will make them prisoners in their own country. And more over if they have to economically survived they will need to be moving all over the country working or doing businesses. My solution was to beg those countries with no records of albino killings to give asylum to albino Malawians and of other nationalities who under threat of murder. I say this not because I want to get rid of them here but simply I want them alive. They can come back… Read more »

kasim
kasim
2 years ago
Reply to  Joovido

That is not the way. If you create a village for albinos only how will that be interpreted. Obviously it will be viewed as discrimination. There are better ways to do that

CHAPONDA MAIZE
2 years ago

People of this area believe in witchcraft too much —all their businesses are full of blood –remember its where that man who prepared his own grave before actually his death —

Kholowa
Kholowa
2 years ago
Reply to  CHAPONDA MAIZE

Preparing your own grave is not witchcraft my friend, advanced peopke will do that through different types of insurances. If you dont trust anyone thats the only way though it looks awkward to fools. The matter here is the fear of life of this toddler. Albinos are dying everywhere nowadays

Vivian
2 years ago
Reply to  Kholowa

you are contradicting yourself here(kholowa ) if albinos are dying everywhere nowadays why asking for asylum somewhere ? do you have a grave already made for you kholowa in your village ?don’t forget the saying (pofera salambiula)

Ida
Ida
2 years ago
Reply to  CHAPONDA MAIZE

Have you been to Chilumba and Mzokoto urself? Is it the same place? Did u conduct a research that pple in these areas believe in witchcraft?

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