Rise in road deaths worry Malawi Police

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The Malawi Police Service says it is saddened by the increase in road accidents in the country.

Inspector General of Malawi Police Lexten Kachama said it is very worrisome to see that instead of the road accidents being reduced, they are rising.

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Accidents on the rise. (Library)

“Malawi is one of the peaceful countries, it is one of the countries in the world where there is no civil war and there is no shedding of blood due to fighting.”

“The blood which we are seeing now is through the road accidents which is a very pathetic situation. So we are making it possible that whilst we are reducing number of crimes, we should also reduce the number of road accidents happening,” said Kachama.

He further condemned all business practitioners who transport people on top of their loaded trucks saying the practice is as well contributing to road accidents.

The police chief however urged the public to work hand in hand with the police in order to reduce the number of road accidents.

He also warned all careless road users that they will be dealt with accordingly. Over the last month, the Malawi police registered over ten road accidents which claimed 20 lives.

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  1. Always blaming police,this is the reason why accidents will be the song of the day.I am not condemning u for their blame but u shud at least also look to the judiciary and their sentences.A driver can kill more people and found on the wrong. Go and find out the punishment.we are indeed to blame but u also help us in this issue.

    • Thas true George tikukhaladi masiku otsiliza ndipo zoopsa zambiri zidakabwera mulungu angoweluza tizipita coz kukubweraku sitizalikondaso dzikoli

  2. Malawi police are also too corrupt ,when a min bus is overloaded they let a driver pay a fine and let him go with the people overloaded , to be honest the police in Malawi there interest is on the money being corrected not the lives of the citezens,police stop worrying ngati mumasamala nkomwe!

  3. A Malawi pakufunika tigwilane manja pa kusala zakudya ndikupemphelera dziko lathu .Ngozi zomwe zikuchitikazi sikuti zikungo chitika koma pali anthu ena omwe akupindulapo pa mwazi omwe ukutaika tsiku nditsiku.
    Tikapanda kukhala ndi maso a uzimu titha kumangolozana zala koma opangawo ali khale.
    Moto komaso ngozizi zikufunika kuzi ngonjetsa ndi mphamvu za Mulungu basi po pemphera.

  4. Apeleka nsembe a dpp pamenepa mutu wake ndi ma track a chimanga mumalandila au lele aja muku pita ndi anthu osalakwa moti aphe makolo awo aku panga zaife ali ndimwayi mulibemo wanga nmenemo akana ndi bwezela

  5. corruption , iz the cause of all these! ! if they stop pocketing money from unqualified drivers this will end same moment ! BUT THE OTHER SIDE IZ JUST THE WILL OF GOD TO HAPPEN SO! ! shallom

  6. mmmm limenelo ndiye bodza kulandira chimanga kuchokera kwa mneneri sizikugwilizana ndingozi zapanseu ayi.mukulakwitsa kwambiri chimanga chija chinapelekedwa liti?kodi muno mulibe anthu amapeleka chimanga?mukundiuza kuti onse anapeleka chimanga chaulele ndiamene akupangitsa ngozizi?bwinotu mwina mukudziwapo kanthu.musamamunamizire munthu wina nanu muli mgulumo ayi.musiyeni munthu

  7. Apolice ziphuphu! Ma minibus ma bus anthu angopachira ngat matumba..akamaduxana ndi atrafic evn pa road block kumapepesa ndi ndalama

  8. Poor road infrustucture, unroadworthy vihicle .overloading. and curruption of traffic officer these is main cause of accidents .drinking and driving, government should investigate these issue.

  9. Why worrying malawi police have you forgotten your bribes you are taking to unprofessional drivers driving along the country? Cars /buses with no tyres you accept them to drive as long as they gives you bribes
    So here are the results of your good job, don’t worry Malawi Police just go to attend their funeral and eat nsima ya ndiwo nyama

  10. Malawi’s roads are too narrow, deadly sharp bends for any driver to drive safely is not an easy game.
    Bridges are also a major concern to the accident chaos.
    You can’t drive at a standard authorised speed of the roads as any time you will be caught with an accident trap.
    Count narrow bends from Salina to Dwangwa and its bridges and from Mzuzu to Dwangwa M5 lake shore road and M1 from Jenda to Mzuzu are terrible traps.
    Who horrible cheap engineers builds those roads.
    How many years have those narrow bridges stood on the surface of the rods till to date?
    Roads brings hope to many developing nations and like this Malawi will never attract investors to the shores of Malawi.

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  12. Police should not worry. They don’t care about people’s lives, they always on the road to correct money from road users not to protect and save them. Many vehicles are road worthy but everyday they are operating on the roads. Change the system!

  13. Mwina simukudziwa ndikuphunzitseni, 1 mupange misewu yabwino side yamazele kuhale ma line atatu kumanso atatu 2 anthu oyenda pansi kansewu kawo mukatelo ngozi zichepa

  14. Kulephera kwa boma kumanga ma highway kumangodalira misewu yakale yomanga ena ngoziziso zikuchuluka chifukwa chopatutsa anthu mumisewu kamba ka midipiti yachabechabe