By Tiwonge Kumwenda – Nyasa
Malawi Police in Karonga the northern border district of Karonga on Sunday found an albino chopped hand in a baggage of a customer at Alimwene Guesthouse a along Bingu Highway close to Southern Bottlers’ warehouse in the district.
According to the Karonga police statement compiled by Sergeant Sunganani Gawani, a left hand chopped from a person with a,binism, is currently at the district hospital for examination.
“According to our finding, on 07/08/2016 at around 3 pm, unknown bicycle taxi operator brought a sack bag at Alimwene Guesthouse claiming he was sent by a certain man who already booked room number 2 and he left it there,” reads the statement.
“Since then the man occupied the room who is also the owner of the sack never shown up until today when somebody told us that there’s an albino hand in the sack,” added the statement.
According to the police the hand was wrapped in black plastic paper and was put at the middle of the sack where there were sweet potatoes.
The police said they have now launched a man hunt for the suspect.
Some people believed that the hand can be of Lucia Kainga from Chitipa district an albino woman who was chopped in July this year.
Meanwhile, Karonga Youth for Justice and Development Executive Director Steven Simsokwe, has faulted the police for failing to tighten the security in district.
Tiwonge Kumwenda – Nyasa Times