Barely weeks after a female police officer was killed by a reckless driver in Mangochi, another officer working in the Marine department based at Chimwala Police Unit in the district has died after being hit by a motor vehicle as he was crossing the road at Mwalija Trading Centre heading home.
The accident occurred on the evening of March 19, 2022.
Mangochi Police publicist Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi has identified the police officer as Sub Inspector Andrew Kandulu, 42, from Namaso-Bay Village, Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi.
The accident which involved a Voxy Wagon motor vehicle registration BZ 8305 was being driven by Emmanuel Namagonya, 41 from the direction of Liwonde heading towards Mangochi boma.
Upon arrival at Mwalija Trading Centre due to overspeeding, Namagoya lost control of the motor vehicle and hit the officer who was crossing from the left to right side of the road.
Following the impact, Kandulu sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to Mangochi District Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
In the meantime, the driver is in police custody waiting for court proceedings.
Police in the district is appealing to drivers to always follow road safety measures to avoid accidents.