Police in Mzimba are keeping in custody two people of the same family for allegedly committing incest.
Mzimba Police Public Relations officer Constable Gabriel Chiona confirmed of the development in an interview with the press and identified the suspects as Zione Jere, 17 and Nelson Jere, 21.
“Yes I can confirm that we have arrested the two, who are brother and sister on suspicion that they committed incest,” Chiona was quoted as saying.
Chiona further said the father of the two siblings received a report that her daughter is pregnant, and when questioned about the man responsible, 17 year old Zione identified his brother as the father.
“The victim was referred to Mzimba district hospital where test results revealed that zione was 16 weeks pregnant,” Chiona said.
The two suspects will appear in court soon to answer charges of incest contrary to section 157 of penal code which attracts a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment with hard labor.
The two hails from Bekhandnhale Village Traditional Authority (T/A) Mzukuzuk in Mzimba district.