27 September 2016 Last updated at: 11:39 AM

Malawi Police in trouble: many officers getting HIV

Statistics have placed Malawi Police on the second rank of HIV prevalence rate as many officers are said to be getting HIV after sleeping with sex workers who they arrest in large number for rogue and vagabond.

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Malawi Police hit the most. (Library)

Recent statistics show that HIV prevalence rate is at 70.1 percent among sex workers seconded by policemen whose rate is at 32 percent.

Reacting on the development, Inspector General (IG) for Malawi Police Lexten Kachama bemoaned the acts of law enforcers for demanding sex from sex workers in exchange for their freedom after being arrested for walking at night for their business.

Kachama added that an unhealthy police force can weaken the security system of the country.

He also advised the law enforcers to be faithful to their partners by resisting sex with sex workers in police cells.

For a while, the country has registered cases of policemen demanding sex from sex workers who got arrested for walking at night without valid reasons.

Meanwhile a local organization, Theatre for Change, is to engage policemen in its work plan to lower the prevalence rate among the law enforcers.



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