Police in Machinga have arrested two men for allegedly possessing a bundle of hair believed to be of a person living with albinism.

Machinga Police Officer in Charge, Assistant Commissioner, Gideon Nahumu confirmed the arrest of Peter Jeke aged 30 and 63 year old Rabson Chigwembeya.

According to Nahumu, the two were arrested on Saturday around 9:00 pm at a rest house at Namwera Turn Off, Malosa, Zomba after a tip off from the public.

Jeke comes from Njewera village, Traditional Authority Malemia in Zomba while Chigwembeya come from Malemia area.

Chigwembeya said he is a herbalist and was taken to Namwera Turn Off by Jeke.

The two will appear before the court soon with the hair as exhibit.

Recently, police in Machinga arrested six men for possessing bones believed to be of people living with albinism. The six have since been referred to the High Court in Zomba.mana

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