The Inspector General of the Malawi Police Service Dr. George Kainja has warned the law enforcers across the country to stop harassing Kabaza Operators plying trade in public roads.

The warning follows report that some of the police officers use excessive force when confiscating motorcycle deemed unfit to operate on public roads.

It is also said that the law enforcers have been connecting the issue of confiscation of motorcycle to change of government describing.
In Memo addressed to all Police Units across the country, Kainja has warned police officers to stop politicizing the matter.

“The police headquarters has noted with concern that some officers are harassing Kabaza Motorcycle riders during enforcement of laws and bylaws governing the use of motorcycles on public roads.Some police officers have been heard telling Kabaza riders ‘Munavotera Nkhaza Zimenezi’

“This kind of unprofesionalism will not be tolerated. You are advised to enforce the law firmly, politely and professionally without attaching any politics to it,” reads in part the memo.

He added: “You are also warned to refrain from irresponsible utterances which can incite public anger and violence.”

Kainja has since warned of unspecified action on law enforcers who will be caught attacking Kabaza Operators in country.

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