Member of Parliament (MP) for Mzuzu city Leonard Njikho has bailed out two female inmates who were serving a 9-month sentence at Mzuzu prison.
The convicts were imprisoned for failing to pay a fine of K50,000 after they were found guilty of beating a man at Chiwabvi in the city.
Njikho said that he paid the money because of the small children the women had with them at the prison.
According to Njikho, the children were serving a crime that was not committed by them.
“I felt so sad and sorry for the small children and as such I decided to bail out the inmates by paying the fine,” he explained.
The MP however expressed that he was happy that the two were released so that they should enjoy Christmas with their relatives at their homes.
Njikho has since advised people not rush in making decisions that can land them in prison.