…Winiko maintains he will walk naked to Parliament for the death penalty
Coming hot on the heels of yet another angry outburst from Mulanje South legislator Bon Winiko Kaalindo that he will walk naked if the people who are murdering people with albinism are not given a death sentence when caught, President Peter Mutharika has said that he has no plans to have a death sentence for the convicts.
Speaking when he met with members of Amnesty International who are pushing for the protection of people with albinism who are facing persecution, Mutharika indicated his unwillingness to sign for execution of any person caught and sentenced to death for the murder of people with albinism.
“We already have the death penalty in our penal codes, we do not need a special one to use to target anyone who kills albinos,” said Mutharika.
Mutharika then indicated that the death penalty was also a contentious issue as Amnesty International which is petitioning him to protect the people living with albinism was against it.
“This is also a contentious issue because you (Amnesty International) are pushing for the abolition of the death sentence,” said Mutharika.
Meanwhile Mulanje South legislator Bon Kalindo who threatened that he will walk naked to Parliament if there is no commitment on the use of death penalty for albino killers has maintained that he will go ahead with his naked protest.
“I am consulting my lawyers to see how best to go about with the naked protest,” said Winiko to a local radio station.