Two people have been detained at Karonga Police Station for being suspected that they were conducting campaigns after the official period was closed.

Karonga Police Spokesperson George Mulewa says the two were brought in Monday night by two different groups claiming they were caught distributing campaign materials to some voters so that they should vote for their respective candidates.

“Before the by-election (taking place today in Lupembe Ward) we asked the general public to join hands with the police in reporting any electoral malpractice and following that appeal, two teams brought two people saying they suspected them of conducting campaigns outside the official period,” explained Mulewa.

However, Mulewa did not disclose more information including identities of the people arrested by citizens as investigations are in progress so that they really get to the root of the issue.
The two are suspected to be members of the Malawi Congress Party – MCP and UTM Party.

Today, people in Lupembe Ward in Karonga Central Constituency are voting for a councilor in by-elections just as people of Shire Ward in Balaka Central East and Wenya Ward in Chitipa Wenya Constituencies.


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