Experts demand death sentence for albino killers

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Social commentators in Malawi have called for death sentences for people convicted of killing albinos.

The commentators were reacting to the case of a man who has been given a 17 year-jail term for killing his niece.

One of the commentators, Stanley Kenani demanded that the courts should give severe punishments to killers of people with albinism since there has been an increase in the horrific incidents.

Henry Kachaje

Kachaje: Backed the idea.

“The killing of people with albinism in Malawi has taken a turn for the worse. In the most recent case, somebody offered to buy eight bones of a person with albinism for K1.1 billion ($1.5 million). The murderer of the 21-year old woman has so far been slapped with only 17 years in jail. With such a joke of a sentence for punishment, the problem will not end. We need a death sentence for these murderers,” wrote Kenani in a Facebook post.

Another commentator Henry Kachaje concurred with Kenani and said the 17-year jail term is “too light”.

Over the past year there has been a rise in attacks targeted at people with albinism in the country. The attacks involves cases of albino killings, attempted killings, abductions, attempted abductions and exhumation of albino dead bodies.

Recently, the Association of People with Albinism (APAM) also proposed that prosecutors should come up with proper charges for the thugs.

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  1. We are living in a contemporally world where death sentence is an archaic. After all,ours is a quasi-christian nation where absolute judgement rests in the hands of God. Even Old Testament an eye for an eye doctrine is updated with Christ’s teachings of New Testament Gospels. Change is inevitable for these pple dealing in Barbaric business. I would think LIFE IMPRISONMENT CAN BE THE PROBABLE BEST SENTENCE.

  2. They are against genetic differences.. They are against cloning (identical genetics).. So what to them is acceptable? Bigots make no damn sense.

  3. They are against genetic differences.. They are against cloning (identical genetics).. So what to them is acceptable? Bigots make no damn sense.

  4. Kupha munthu ndikupatsidwa chilango cha zaka 17? These Killers really deserve death sentence.munthu akaphedwa sabwerera ayi.

  5. Boma ili ngati silivomereza ganizo lonyonga ili ife tipitiliza kupha ndikuwotcha onse opezeka pakuti mukumati oganiziridwa ooh ife tizipha tokha.

  6. So America isn’t the only place where relatives murder their relatives. I wonder what kind of luck this brought him.
    You should see the albinos in the states, some are mega stars: check out Edgar Winter.

  7. prison countin 1 day thus two days that means he will stay only 8 years and some months hahaha nt fair at all plz Malawi wake up!!!¡

  8. Ngati akuwopa kuwapha abweletseni anthu amenewa they dnt derserve any life ndi anthu omvetsa manyazi nawo ma khoti mumaganiza chani ndi zigamulo zanuzi 17yrs kuchotsa moyo wa wina usless

  9. Ngati boma silichitapo kanthu mwansanga nkhani imeneyi tiyambanso kupha tokha powaocha ndimoto cos pano zafika poipa ana asiya kupita Ku sukulu chifukwa cha mantha . ogulalayonso tizithana naye akangopezeka

  10. Ngati boma silichitapo kanthu mwansanga nkhani imeneyi tiyambanso kupha tokha powaocha ndimoto cos pano zafika poipa ana asiya kupita Ku sukulu chifukwa cha mantha . ogulalayonso tizithana naye akangopezeka

  11. kupha akuziwa akapita pa court 2yrs its firts tym to mi kumva zoti wina wamangidwa mpaka 17yrs..oweluza milandu akumapanga za chinyengo..km albinho nawonso ndi anthu tiwakonde monga abale athu..death pelnalty ndi maganizo abwino.

  12. Rappe case 18yrs, murder case 17yrs, sure? U stupid gudge is do u compare an albino with goat? To u mud gudge is an albino a human bieng or an animal. I suppose u might be one of albino killers or persecuters. I support the deccion concluded by Social commentaters that all albino murderers and abducters should face death penalities if we r realy sure of eliminating such malpractice behaviour. Iwe jaji kwali nimabuku ghako kwali kufuntha kweni wanikwiyiska chomen. meruzgilo ghinu ghavikilira chomen

  13. kufika panyumba pa munthu kulowa mnyumba kumulanda mwawake nkupitanaye kukapha nkukagulitsa ndiye wagwidwa iiiiiiiiiii atsatile mwana basi

  14. kufika panyumba pa munthu kulowa mnyumba kumulanda mwawake nkupitanaye kukapha nkukagulitsa ndiye wagwidwa iiiiiiiiiii atsatile mwana basi

  15. kufika panyumba pa munthu kulowa mnyumba kumulanda mwawake nkupitanaye kukapha nkukagulitsa ndiye wagwidwa iiiiiiiiiii atsatile mwana basi

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  17. Fellow Malawians let us mobilise ourselves and stand for our brothers and sisters so that this brutality should end. If the courts can not grant DEATH SENTENCE – we can take the law in our own hands and use our brothers who are in the prisons to excute these offenders!

    • And if you have the wrong or an innocent one murdered by mistake,will you do the honourable thing and commit suicide?

  18. I knew her ..she wz my classmate…and i dont see enough reason of charging a murderer with 17 yrs imprisonment instead of lyf imprisonment or jst plain hanging…dis is nt fair

  19. Death sentence nde yofunika apa 17 yrs in jail yachani, azikangodya kumeneko ndalama zathu za misonkho ophanso munthu zoona zimenezo?a malawi ife nde ayi kuganiza palibe choncho poti ati democracy, za zii

    • Thats the maximum sentence by magestrates. However, this sentence will be reviewed by the high court where death or life imprisonment will be detemined.

    • Thats the maximum sentence by magestrates. However, this sentence will be reviewed by the high court where death or life imprisonment will be detemined.

    • Thats the maximum sentence by magestrates. However, this sentence will be reviewed by the high court where death or life imprisonment will be detemined.

  20. Komano apa simunatiunikire komwe kwaweluzidwa mlanduwu ndi oweluza wache.Chifukwa judge ameneyo akuinetsa kuti wanyemeredwa ma million.Ndipo bungwe la ACB limufufuze,apo bii akupanga nawo business yomweyi.

  21. Apanso nkhani yopanga kaya protest kaya zipolowe kaya asking courts to give them death sentences. The thing is, they brutally kill our beloved family members. Let’s also pamene tawagwira afiti amenewa tidziawotcha or killing them by cutting them into pieces and let their carcass devoured by hyenas. These people don’t deserve life.

  22. I think as an expert akuyenera kudziwa kuti magistrate sawerudza nkhani yakupha,a recommendable job has been done here anthu tisadandaule awa akalowanso mlandu wa murder Ku high court,kukachokere death sentence mkumeneko.

    • bro we are also on danger,its not only albinos who are killed even pple without albinizm are also killed. the problem is our media house poti amakokomeza kwambiri albino akaphedwa kusiyana ndi enafe.in short we are all victims whether albioz or without albinizm hence we all need protection from our goverment/police

    • bro we are also on danger,its not only albinos who are killed even pple without albinizm are also killed. the problem is our media house poti amakokomeza kwambiri albino akaphedwa kusiyana ndi enafe.in short we are all victims whether albioz or without albinizm hence we all need protection from our goverment/police

    • Nde umva a Amnesty International akutiletsa capital punishment yet they can’t stop U.S.A, China, Iran etc executing convicted offenders. I also wonder why some Malawians oppose capital punishment but support mob (in)justice!

  23. Nyama za mu thengo zikutetezedwa kuposa munthu dealth pelnalty ili bwino koma adziphedwela pa ground kuti ena akamachita azichita akudziwa kuti adzafa imfa yowawa komanso tidzipha tokha usakamupha mobisa ayi dziko lizidziwa kuti lero kukuphedwa awuje

  24. Death sentence is a maximum sentence for murder so there is no reason one can be given a maximum sentence in a case. Doing so may mean the accused is a worst offender which is not true since the case will be committed by other ppo in time to come

  25. Malawians lets join hands to protest in streets of Bt,LL & Mz against the judgement.Why albino killers are given such a lenient punishment while armed robbers are given 29 years imprisonment.This vividly denotes that our gvt doesn’t count the lives of pple with albinism.They are regarded as outcasts.

  26. Malawians lets join hands to protest in streets of Bt,LL & Mz against the judgement.Why albino killers are given such a lenient punishment while armed robbers are given 29 years imprisonment.This vividly denotes that our gvt doesn’t count the lives of pple with albinism.They are regarded as outcasts.

  27. those asking for any other punishment other than death sentence are making me angry rght now. you are the reason crime is on the rise. mxxx….

  28. those asking for any other punishment other than death sentence are making me angry rght now. you are the reason crime is on the rise. mxxx….

  29. Zaka 17 zachepa tangoganizani ophedwayo ali mwana wako ndiye after 17 years uzimuonanso ungamve bwanji..?? Nanga apa aja amangopheratu aja amalakwitsa..? Ndiye nanga atatuluka bambo wa mwana ophedwa uja ndi ku mupha kamba kopweteka mtima munga mangenso..? Kodi nanga akadzaphanso wina mungatani adzikhala moyo wake onse basi

  30. Zaka 17 zachepa tangoganizani ophedwayo ali mwana wako ndiye after 17 years uzimuonanso ungamve bwanji..?? Nanga apa aja amangopheratu aja amalakwitsa..? Ndiye nanga atatuluka bambo wa mwana ophedwa uja ndi ku mupha kamba kopweteka mtima munga mangenso..? Kodi nanga akadzaphanso wina mungatani adzikhala moyo wake onse basi

  31. life imprisonment the best coz we hv death sentences in our constitution n penal code but its never applied as all president in the democratic era hav refused to sign death warrants so it will b useless again to hv a law which is never applied when the need arise

  32. life imprisonment the best coz we hv death sentences in our constitution n penal code but its never applied as all president in the democratic era hav refused to sign death warrants so it will b useless again to hv a law which is never applied when the need arise

  33. Death sentence ndiye chilango choyenera chifukwa amapanga akudziwa albino sinyama zakuthengo ayi ndianthunso ngati wina aliyense ndipo analengedwa mchifuniro cha mulungu.

  34. Death sentence ndiye chilango choyenera chifukwa amapanga akudziwa albino sinyama zakuthengo ayi ndianthunso ngati wina aliyense ndipo analengedwa mchifuniro cha mulungu.

  35. Killing is a sin, if you kill a killer you have sinned too. The best way is put them in prison. The love of money is a root of all evils. A kupanga zimenezo chifukwa anamizidwa kuti azalemera unfortunately it didn’t work.

    • It’s not a sin to kill a killer my bro..if God commanded that the killer to be killed.. How then can be a sin to kill them…it’s God’s command… But must be done by those in authority. It’s a sin if we don’t follow God’s command by not killing them..

    • It’s not a sin to kill a killer my bro..if God commanded that the killer to be killed.. How then can be a sin to kill them…it’s God’s command… But must be done by those in authority. It’s a sin if we don’t follow God’s command by not killing them..

    • Akulu mwapenga eti kapena nanuso muli m’gulu la anthu okuphawo. Ngati boma silimakuphani tizikuphani tokho tizikuyasani ndi petro tikakupezani.

    • Akulu mwapenga eti kapena nanuso muli m’gulu la anthu okuphawo. Ngati boma silimakuphani tizikuphani tokho tizikuyasani ndi petro tikakupezani.

    • read the bible well and understand it. there are certain instances where killing becomes permisible. in this case it makes sense to kill them without any second thought. The aim is to protect such wonderful innocent souls. Death sentebce is the only way tht can scare these evil people away from commiting murder.

    • read the bible well and understand it. there are certain instances where killing becomes permisible. in this case it makes sense to kill them without any second thought. The aim is to protect such wonderful innocent souls. Death sentebce is the only way tht can scare these evil people away from commiting murder.

    • read the bible well and understand it. there are certain instances where killing becomes permisible. in this case it makes sense to kill them without any second thought. The aim is to protect such wonderful innocent souls. Death sentebce is the only way tht can scare these evil people away from commiting murder.

      • Murder is always murder.
        Capital punishment is when you have the state murder someone for you.If the person the state murders for you is a murderer,then so are you.You become no different from the person you are murdering.
        Of course your bible condones murder.Your god seems to enjoy murdering children.Psalm 137:9 “Happy shall he be you takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock.”

    • read the bible well and understand it. there are certain instances where killing becomes permisible. in this case it makes sense to kill them without any second thought. The aim is to protect such wonderful innocent souls. Death sentebce is the only way tht can scare these evil people away from commiting murder.

    • God did not command people to kill. They just do it in their own. Had it been that he commanded then all the killers in the world would have been killed. Let us pray even harder so that this terrible behaviour of killing in this country should come to an end.

    • God did not command people to kill. They just do it in their own. Had it been that he commanded then all the killers in the world would have been killed. Let us pray even harder so that this terrible behaviour of killing in this country should come to an end.

    • God not god. He cares that’s why he’s just watching so that we may see his goodness at the end. Some people are just evil than devil himself. We are living in Last days where availability of evil things will be 100% worldwide. Readers should be alert!

    • God not god. He cares that’s why he’s just watching so that we may see his goodness at the end. Some people are just evil than devil himself. We are living in Last days where availability of evil things will be 100% worldwide. Readers should be alert!

    • douglas, do you read the bible? its obvious you dnt coz there so many verses there where God commands certain killings. You need verses?

    • douglas, do you read the bible? its obvious you dnt coz there so many verses there where God commands certain killings. You need verses?

      • Check out Deuteronomy or Joshua where your god demand many murders just because it enjoys murder.Such a great moral guide is you evil god.

  36. Anthu amenewa azinyongedwa basi.atangoti anyongedweko olo awiri you will see kuti anthu ayamba kuopa.zimenezi kamuzu banda sakanazisekerera.