LILONGWE (Maravi Post)—The Malawi Police at Kanengo Model station has commended stakeholders in its operating area for the support they are rendering in the fight against albino killers.
This follows the success of the police parade and marching the station organized aimed at sensitizing the general public on evils of attacking people with albinism.
The parade attracted religious, youth, cultural, groups, companies, communities and political parties mesmerized by speeches, dances, demonstrations on how best people with albinism can be protected from barbaric attacks they are facing.
The exercise was part of the response to last month’s Civil Society Organization (CSOs) petition presented to the Inspector General (IG) of the Malawi Police Service to do more in protecting albino. Consequently, the station launched campaign with the aim of sensitizing members with practical information on the myth that sleeping with an albino person makes one get cured from HIV/AIDS.
Apart from that, the station which is the country’s model in the SADC region in promotion of child and women rights was also in sensitization campaign against domestic violence particularly for children in primary schools on how best they can be protected from various abuses including rape, torture, and school corporal punishment among others.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Maravi Post, Denis Katuya, Senior Assistant Commissioner and Kanengo Police Station’s In-Charge hailed all stakeholders for the timely support rendering to the station saying it has smoothened their operation.
Katuya said the campaign will go a long way to change people’s mindset on myth they have on albinos whose safety is to be guaranteed.
“The campaign against albino killers is working perfectly here as all stakeholders including youth, religious groups, companies, and political parties have received the exercise wholeheartedly through material and financial support “
“We want a free society from albino attacks. Albinos are our own brothers and sisters. Therefore, subjecting them to any torture is a violation of human rights which must not be entertained by any means. The campaign will go on till the whole operation area is fully sensitized,” said Katuya.
Albert Kamalo, a representative of industrial companies and Kanengo Police Station Joint Patrol Initiative (JPI) Vice Chairperson assured the station of the continued support towards the exercise that any material and financial assistance needed will be provided saying people with albinism require more than protection.