The High Court in Mzuzu City has made an outstanding ruling to one Samson Kaumba to spend his entire life behind bars for attempting to kill a person with albinism.
Court heard that Kaumba and Fiskani Mtambo planned and set up Morton Juma aged 11, into a bush where they hacked him on the neck and left biceps.
Mtambo was however acquitted after prosecutors failed to prove his involvement in the act beyond reasonable doubt.
Judge Dingiswayo Madise’s ruling went against a mitigation stand by defence lawyer Chimwemwe Chithope .
Chithope told the court that Kaumba was a first offender and a youth who might only done the act in an ‘attempt.
But Madise denied the plea for a lenient sentence and ruled that Kaumba be in prison for the rest of his life.
He said’’ Today I have that worst offender before me,” .
The ruling comes hot in the heels of a debate that everyone found torture an albino be killed.
Proponents to this argue that this would see an end to various attacks people living with albinism.
Over 18 murder cases have been reported and 14 cases involving kidnapping of albinos are in the records and that three people with albinism are still missing while 28 graveyards of people with albinism have been tampered with in different circumstances, according to government.