Malawi President Peter Mutharika has hailed the police for the good job they are doing in apprehending thugs involved in attacks against people with albinism.
Mutharika made the remarks after a meeting a delegation from the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
The meeting was meant to establish ways of protecting people with albinism from being killed and abducted.
Mutharika said the police are doing a good job in arresting people who are involved in such malpractices.
“I commend the Inspector General of police for the good job police is doing in apprehending people found doing such malpractices but you must do more so that the malpractice ends forthwith,” said Mutharika.
He added that his government is making strides to end the malpractice and said 69 suspects have been arrested in connection to attacks against people with albinism.
According to Mutharika, as of 4th May 2016, the country has recorded 14 cases of kidnappings, 28 cases of exhuming graves believed to be of people with albinism, 6 cases of killings, 3 of missing people, 1 likely to cause a breach of peace and 12 of people found in possession of human bones. In total, there have been 66 cases spread all over the country.