Malawians warned against taking law into their hands

Written by  Limbani Chuma Ngwata

A few days after the arrest of 17 people in connection with the brutal killing of three people in Mulanje on suspicion that they were blood suckers; the Inspector General of the Malawi Police Service decided to visit and give hope to community members.

Mob Justice is illegal, IG Kachama Mob Justice is illegal, IG Kachama


During his interaction with the people in the area, he reminded them that taking law of the land into their hands is illegal. Kachama however condemned in the strongest terms the uncivilized behavior of some unpatriotic Malawians who are fabricating these malicious rumors about blood suckers in Mulanje.

“We can win fight against crime if we work together; there are so many speculations that there are blood suckers in Mulanje. But the truth of the matter is that these are just speculations. Nobody should live in fear, now are we working to find out the source of the speculation,” said Kachama.

He added that government of Professor President Arthur Peter Mutharika is making sure that all Malawians are safe and protected.

Speaking during the meeting, Mulanje District Commissioner Reinghard Chavula said the blood sucking rumor has heavily affected people in the district as some have abandoned their homes.

“The rumor has been devastating to the people of Mulanje. Since the rumor started people have not been at peace. A lot of people are not sleeping in their houses,” said Chavula.

People in Traditional Authority Mabuka’s have been sleeping outside their homes for fear of being attacked.

Surprisingly, according to the investigations no one has experienced blood sucking in the area leaving security personnel puzzled.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Police Service have opened a new Police Unit in the area of T/A Mabuka as one way tightening security in the community.

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