Saturday, 2 August 2008

Mwanza leads in albino killings - Masha

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

The number of albino killings reported since June last year has reached 23, with Mwanza topping the statistics with 14 deaths. This was revealed in Parliament by Minister for Home Affairs Lawrence Masha when winding up his ministry’s budget estimates for 2008/09 financial year, endorsed on Thursday.

Mr Masha said 34 suspects had been nabbed and after police completed investigations, the culprits would be taken to court. The minister mentioned other regions where the killings were reported as Mara (4), Arusha, Mbeya, Shinyanga, Ruvuma and Mtwara, all with one death each.

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