Malawi Police in eastern district of Machinga are holding an uncle to a slain nine year old boy with albinism whose body is still missing after his severed head was found wrapped in a piece of cloth in another village.
Police in Machinga confirmed the arrest of Elias Chatha, an uncle to murdered Henry Mokoshoni.
Machinga police officer Mdala said people tipped the law enforcers that Chatha might have had a hand in the killing of young Mokoshoni.
“Soon after we were tipped, we rushed to his home where we arrested him and he will answer murder charges,” said Mdala.
The arrest of Chatha comes barely days after Ministry of Gender officials announced the appointment of a special prosecutor on cases of people with albinism to ensure the state secures convictions for attackers of people with disability.
Mdala, however, said Chatha’s alleged accomplices are yet to be arrested.
Mokoshoni was abducted from the house of his mother Edna Cedrick on February 26, raising fears that the hunt for people with albinism is still going on.