…Mutharika could be arrested
The Malawi Government has insisted that it will not reintroduce death sentence despite calls by different individuals and other non-governmental organizations to implement the penalty on all albino killers.
Government’s spokesperson Patricia Kaliati said that it is impossible to start using the death penalty now although there is increased cases of albinos being killed.
She said one day President Peter Mutharika will be out of his position and they don’t want to see him being questioned by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for approving death penalty.
Kaliati who is also minister of Information Communication Technology and Civic Education claimed that there is no president in the world who has implemented the death sentence hence there is no need to start using it in Malawi.
“There is no president who has implemented the death penalty. There are a number of things which we can do to get rid of these killings and we feel it is better to implement the life imprisonment than death penalty,” said Kaliati.
The spokesperson further said that they are happy with the life imprisonment sentence which is so far the most painful sentence to people found guilty of killing people with albinos.
She then disclosed that government has selected some specific prosecutors and judges to be hearing cases of crimes against people with albinism.
Earlier this month, the Mzuzu High Court sentenced Samson Kaomba to life imprisonment with hard labour for being found guilty of killing a person with albinism.
There was a demo today in Lilongwe-where a call to government to consider adopting death penalty on albino attackers.