People in the Northern district of Malawi, Nkhata Bay, are living in fear as cases of theft have been increasing in recent months.
Malawi Police in the district have launched a manhunt for thieves who went away with 8 cattle of a 73 year old woman in the district.
The woman identified by the Police as Mrs Chigogo Kaunda is failing to come to terms with the situation she is in after unknown criminals stole her eight cattle from a kraal they were being kept.
“Mrs Chigogo Kaunda reported to us that on the evening of November 7, 2016, her employee brought back all the cattle from the dambo area where they were grazing”, said Nkhata Bay Police publist Ignatius Esau.
He further said the next morning, the old woman was left with no words when she found out that all her cattle were no where to be seen.
“When she woke up in the morning she was caught in awe after discoveing that her cattle was nowhere to be seen. The matter was reported to the Police and the scene of incident was visited where it was discovered that the hustlers gained entry through the kraal’s entry point”, concluded Esau.
According to Esau, the stolen cattle that included two bulls and six cows are valued at K1,890, 000.
Meanwhile, Police in the district are appealing to people who may have seen or may have information that might assist in the recovery of the stolen cattle to report to any nearest police station so that the law may take its course.
Mrs Chigogo Kaunda hails from Kayimika village under Traditional Authority Malengamzoma in Nkhata Bay district.