Police in Machinga district have arrested two people in connection with the abduction and murder of a nine year-old boy with albinism in the district.
Machinga police spokesperson Davie Sulumba confirmed the arrests and identified the two as Innocent Lyson Kennedy, 29, and Justice Masitala, 36.
He said the suspected killers were arrested during a sweeping exercise the law enforcers conducted in the district on Monday.
The sweeping exercise was conducted in the areas of Chikweo, Ngokwe, Kapoloma and Ng’ambi in the district.
Last month, police arrested Elias Chatha for being suspected to have taken part in the brutal murder of the child whose head was found in a decomposed state in the district
During the exercise on Monday, police also arrested eight other people for various offences.
Among the suspects was a woman identified as Patuma Asima of Mitawa village Traditional Authority Bwananyambi of Mangochi district who was nabbed for unauthorised use of land.
The other suspects are Lyson Jeke, 24, of Wandikana village T/A Chowe Mangochi district, Andile Lax Ndile, 40, of Nsisi village T/A Chikweo Machinga, Kampala Shaibu, 24, of Issa village T/A Nkoola who was nabbed for being found in possession of cannabis sativa and Elias Wadi, 34, of Nkolingo village T/A Chikweo of Machinga who was arrested for operating a bar without licence.
According to Sulumba the sweeping exercise was aimed at strengthening security in Machinga district.