Police officers at Kasungu Police Station have today Wednesday conducted special prayers seeking divine intervention as they discharge their duties in the run-up to the fresh presidential election due this month.
Kasungu Police Officer-in-Charge, George Mnjale, told media that police officers are people who need God’s protection and direction to serve the public.
“Apart from the election, we are also seeking God to help us in the wake of COVID 19,” he said.
The service was led by clergies from different denominations across the district.
Malawians are going to vote in a fresh presidential poll this month after the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Constitutional Court to nullify the May 21 2019 presidential election due to massive irregularities.
Before the nullification, the country experienced a wave of violent of demonstrations aimed at forcing the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Jane Ansah, and her fellow commissioners to resign for mismanaging the election.
The protests, which were organized by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), more often turned violent, resulting into destruction of property and loss of life.
Police officers sustained injuries in the line of duty as they were providing security to the protesters and one officer got killed at Nsundwe in Lilongwe.
As the political parties are conducting their campaign rallies across the country, tempers have already flared among the supporters of the two opposing camps and incidences of violence have already been registered.
Meanwhile, different quarters including Tonse Alliance—a grouping of nine parties led by Malawi Congress Party and UTM—have hailed the Malawi Police Services for demonstrating top-notch professionalism in ensuring maximum security when the two big parties were conducting their rallies last weekend.