MALAWI: MURDER/NYASA TIMES/15/3/18 SABANews 1
KASUNGU – A prostitute in the CENTRAL Region of MALAWI has allegedly brutally killed a THREE-month-old baby by forcing a 30-centimetre-long stick into her private parts.
KASUNGU District Police have arrested MEMORY KANJERE for the murder, allegedly committed at KATENJE Trading Centre, after suspecting the mother of dating her boyfriend.
The NYASA TIMES says the mother of the infant, MADALITSO LIMBIKANI, is also a prostitute and a friend to the 34-year-old accused woman.
It quotes KASUNGU Police Deputy Public Relations Officer HARRY NAMWAZA as saying the TWO were soliciting for clients last week at KATENJE on the fateful night.
He alleges Ms LIMBIKANI left her child in a room and went to, try, and get a man at the shops, and Ms KANJERE took the chance to sneak in and snatch the unattended baby.
The accused allegedly took the baby to a groundnut garden where she forcibly inserted a 30-centimetre-long stick through the private part of the small child.
She also allegedly forced yet another stick into the mouth until it protruded through the head, before carrying the corpse and dumping it in the house of a man only named as MOFFAT KASALA.
Officer NAMWAZA says they arrested Ms KANJERE after investigations, and post mortem results from SANTHE Health Centre show the child died of head injuries, internal bleeding and fire burns.
He says the suspect will appear before the Courts to answer the charge of murder soon after police investigations are complete.
The TIMES says Ms KANJERE comes from KATENJE Village, Traditional Authority SANTHE in KASUNGU District, while the killed child and her mother are from LONGWE Village, Traditional Authority KAYEMBE in DOWA District.
In yet another development, the police are looking for a woman who dumped a THREE-day-old baby at CHINSAPO 11 NSEWA Cemetery in the capital, LILONGWE.
The TIMES quotes LILONGWE Police Spokesperson KINGSLEY DANDAULA as saying the authorities have secured and sent the infant to BWAILA Hospital for care and medical attention.
The MALAWIAN Police official says the mother of the abandoned THREE-day-old faces serious charges of baby-dumping, with media reports showing rampant child abuse and neglect in the SADC country./Sabanews/cam