UN sending experts in Malawi to investigate killings of people with albinism — Mutharika 

President Peter Mutharika has disclosed that the United Nations (UN)  will be sending two experts to  investigate the attacks of  persons with albinism (PWAs),  tracing the root cause of the atrocities or markets.

Muthatrika speaking in Zomba when he visited people affected by floods

Mutharika at Joho Primary School

Mutharika at Joho Primary School

Mutharika made the disclosure on Thursday at Joho Primary School, Nsanama in Machinga where he visited families who were affected by the continuous rains that fell between March 5 and 8 this year.

The Malawi leader  departed from his prepared consolation speech to the disaster affected communities to inform the nation that government would soon get to the bottom of the albino killings.

“Let me make this announcement here that the United Nations is sending two experts to investigate the killings of people with albinism and to establish where the market — if any — is located,” said Mutharika.

He condemned the attacks and killings of people with albinism describing it as: senseless acts fueled by ignorance and stupidity.

“About 25 people have been killed so far since all this madness started; now, tell me: who has become rich because of the killings of persons with albinism for their body parts?” queried Mutharika.

Commenting on the disaster, Mutharika assured the displaced families that government would do everything it can to help them rebuild their lives.

“I have directed the minister responsible for the Malata and Cement Subsidy Program to make sure that all those who have had their houses destroyed by the rains should be assisted to build new houses,” Mutharika assured.

According to Machinga District Commissioner, Bester Mandere all traditional authorities in Machinga have been affected by the disaster which has killed five people and left over 29, 000 households destitute.

Mandere said the total number of affected people in the district is 145, 155 most of them women and children, saying: “The number of people who have been affected by the disaster is equivalent to 23 percent of the total population of the district.”

Joho Primary School Evacuation Camp which President Mutharika visited is hosting 137 people from 45 families and among them are the elderly, men and women, adolescents and under-fives.

The people have so far been assisted with food items, blankets, kitchen utensils and shelter kits, courtesy of the Department of Disaster Management Affairs and Malawi Red Cross Society.

At the time of going to press, Mutharika had proceeded to Pirimiti and Jali in the area of Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba where people have equally been affected by the disaster.

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Eya UN ibweredi osati apumbwa asankhidwa ndi malangizo a APM kuti akabwerako ndinkhani ai. Apa zakhala bwino kuti a Police alongosole bwino yemwe akuwatuma kumapha ma suspect mu cell & a Police ena akumapha nao ma Albino adzaulule, wina MEC imuchotsa pa ballot atalowa ku ndende mbamba.

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UN is surprised with Police altitude and also some peoples altitude towards the issue, that is why it is sending non partisan men. so the police who killed the suspect will be apprehended.

Ankolo
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Ankolo

Ankolo ngati a UN akutumiza ma expert kuti azafufuze za ma albino ndikupeza msika does it mean our security system has failed us? Apatseni mpata afufuze without interference apeza zotsatira. Musatinyozetse ankolo.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Foolish man, I thought its the same you and Albions who demanded bringing in foreign investigators? Now two UN foreign expert investigators have been invited and you now need local investigators? I think you are an idiot eti?

Khima
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Khima

Hahahaha dziko ilili Heavyduty likuyambisani ma ulcers…linazolowela mavuto

john chirwa
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john chirwa

athuwa ndi ovuta walakwa chani peter? wapanga chomwe mumafuna poitana anthu ofufuza akunja eshiiiii malawi……………..

mada k
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mada k

its pathetic koma to have UN to come to investigate this whilst we can do this on our own in less than a week. kodi uja anaulula uja anaphedwa why? ndi ndani? kodi uja anatchulidwa uja ndi ndani? amakhala kuti? awawa akuti akubwerawa ndi a UN di? report yake idzaonedwadi? kkkkkkkkk DPP mkuidziwa ine simasewera…… atha kukhalanso kuti si a UN koma azungu aganyu chabe.

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Central

Heavyduty, you’re a blind follower and completely brainwashed!! You leave it or take it: :Actions speak louder than words.” If government’s actions over the past 30 days proved nothing but a message that it is a caring government, UN would not have wasted their time to intrude….! Abale, sikuti zonse zimene anthu akukuuzani ndi zoipa iyayi!! And further take it or leave it, ndi dziko ili, the fact that youe above the law in Malawi doesn’t mean you’re the same globally! Izi ndi zija enafe takhala tikunena kuti it is time APM needed to be trading carefully becoz it will… Read more »

mada k
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mada k

ma albion sakufuna foreign investigators….. akufuna asylam to go to safer countries where they respect right to life

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Why then did you demand “foreign investigators” in your petition? Why did you not just demand “asylum”? Or may be at that time you did not know the difference between asylum and foreign investigator? Government is only giving you what you asked for, implementing what you requested. I think you are confused and do not know what you need. Anyway, I rarely argue with people like you. I don’t have time for that.

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Central

The demand from Albinos that they wanted foreign investigators had a lot of “abstract” words in between the sentence itself.

Are you trying to convince some of us that government didn’t understand that the sentence itself was a metaphor and meant: they had lost trust with your government! If I was government advisor, I would have encouraged authorities to intensively engage Albinos to understand the source of mistrust to brush off the same! Koma boma lanuli, uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh ndiye kayaaaaaaaaaaaaa ntchito kulimbikitsa kuyambana ndi anthu pa zinthu zoonekelatuuuuuuu zomwe

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