Police in the commercial city of Blantyre have shot dead a son of Pastor Fletcher Kaiya who escaped from a police cell when he was probed on charges of armed robbery.
The son Jonathan Kaiya 30, is reported to have stolen a Demo unit vehicle from CFAO, he was caught and later jailed at Soche Police unit where he surprisingly escaped.
He then fled to Mozambique using a Zagaf truck full of cement which he also stole.
He sold the truck and cement and came back to Malawi.
Blantyre police deputy spokesperson Andrew Mayawo confirmed this Malawi24 saying they rearrested Kaiya on Monday and he was kept in custody pending for his court appearance.
While in custody Kaiya confessed to have had a friend with Ak47 gun and that he wanted to have the gun confiscated by the police.
Mayawo added that the police were then surprised to be attacked by Kaiya who managed to confiscate a piston from one of the officers who were on duty to get the Ak47 gun.
It is after making a couple of resistance moves that the law enforcers shot him dead.
Kaiya was pronounced dead at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) and the officer who got shot got admitted at the hospital for treatment.
He hailed from Kandeu village,Traditional Authority (T.A) Ganya in Ntcheu district.
Pastor Fletcher Kaiya is a veteran broadcaster who used to present gospel programmes on Malawi Broadcasting Station.
Additional reporting by Luke Bisani.