‘Been con­victed of killing peo­ple with al­binism? You de­serve a life sen­tence’

The East African - - NEWS -

MALAWI: Pres­i­dent Peter Mutharika wants those con­victed of killing peo­ple with al­binism by a com­pe­tent court of law given life sen­tences.

“I have made a direc­tive that when the sus­pects are tried and con­victed of mur­der, they should be given a life sen­tence so that they never come back but rot there in prison,” said Mutharika.

Pres­i­dent Mutharika's call came barely 48 hours after the UN urged the Malawi govern­ment to dou­ble ef­forts to pro­tect per­sons with al­binism fol­low­ing a bru­tal killing in the lakeshore dis­trict of Nkhata Bay.

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