Kabaza traders

Kabaza traders

KASUNGU (Malawi NewsNow)- Police in Kasungu have told motorcycle tax operators to take photographs of suspicious passengers to curb the increasing number of motorcycle thefts in the district.

Officer in charge for Kasungu police station Sekani Tembo following the motorcycle robbery incidents in the district in the last two weeks.

A fortnight ago, a motorcycle tax operator was brutally killed and his motorcycle stolen. Police are yet to apprehend the culprits.

Just last week a 261 year old man Philmon Kamanga was hacked to near death and battling for his life at Kasungu District Hospital after the robbers stole his motorcycle.

Tembo said the one way of curbing the malpractice is taking photographs of all suspicious unknown people seeking the motorcycle tax services.

“The motorcycle tax motorists should not be overtaken by money, they should always put their security first and money second” she said.

She also warned them against extending their services to late in the evening or night as all the incidents happened at night.

Kamanga, the victim said he was hired by an unknown person to be dropped at an disgnated place ouitside the township but before they reached the place, the unknown passenger told the motorist to slow down as he was approaching his place.

However, after slowing down ready to stop, some men emerged from a nearby bush and attacked the unsuspecting motorist.