Malawi Court Grants Bail to Police Officer Accused of Defilement

The First grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji Monday granted bail to Mkanda unit police officer who is answering charges of defilement. The accused, Austin Chisuse, aged 38, who is also a Child Protection Officer, has been in police custody since January, after being arrested by Mkanda police unit for allegedly defiling a 14 year-old girl. Before the bail was granted the court heard through Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent, Steven Majoni Phiri for the central region that the offence committed…

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Wages of Sin : Man Commits Suicide in Fear of Police

A 35 year old man committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt after being caught red-handed stealing school property at Chimteka Community Day Secondary School in Mchinji District. Mchinji Police Public Relations Officer, Kaitano Lubrino, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the deceased, Chikumbutso Eliya who was locked inside a classroom pending to be brought before the police, committed suicide during the night between 8th and 9th February, 2018. Lubrino said cousin to Eliya, Mcloud Nthala told Mchinji…

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Mchinji Hospital Urges Staff to Be Alert With Cholera Symptoms

Mchinji District nurses and clinicians have been urged to be proactive once they come across patients with severe diarrhea, saying that will prevent cholera outbreak in the district. Mchinji District has not yet recorded cholera cases but the hospital is taking precautions as the district’s neighbouring districts of Chipata in Zambia, Kasungu, and Lilongwe have all been affected. Mchinji District Health Office (DHO) Emergency and Rapid Response Team leader, Edson Kamba, in his letter to all clinicians in government…

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Female Sex Workers Crucial in HIV/AIDS Fight

National AIDS Commission (NAC) says female sex workers are important players in the efforts against HIV/AIDS in the country. NAC District Coordination Officer for the centre, Eric Dakamau, made the remarks in Mchinji on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting. He said most female sex workers do not know their HIV status and reluctant to seek HIV/AIDS services due to fear of being discriminated, which is putting their clients at more risk. Dakamau then called for organisations and all stakeholders…

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