Parliament Bows To Winiko’s Pressure, Calls For Stiffer Punishment On Albino Killers

Mulanje South Parliamentarian Elias Bon Kalindo is halfway from winning his battle after Parliament on adopted a motion, seeking stiff punishments for those involved in the killings of people with albinism.

Kalindo is advocating for the august House to endorse death penalty punishment for those implicated in the abduction and killing of people with albinism following reports that about 18 albinos have been killed, 14 kidnapped, three missing and 28 graves tampered with.

Kaumba sentenced to life imprisonment- file photo

Kaumba sentenced to life imprisonment- file photo

Dowa Parliamentarian Richard Chimwendo Banda moved the motion to allow the House amends some provisions in the Penal Code and the Anatomy Act to incorporate issues concerning the killing and abduction of people with albinism.

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu said government has already finalized amending the Penal Law which it hopes will deter perpetration of such acts.

This week, the High Court in Mzuzu made a landmark ruling by sentencing a convict implicated in albino abduction and attempted killing to life imprisonment with hard labor.

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