Tears, sorrow as UN, CSOs console Yasin Phiri’s family

There were tears, and sorrowful faces as United Nations Women (UN Women) Civil Society Organisations, the clergy and opposition political parties consoled the family of late Yasin Kwenda Phiri, a 60-year-old man with albinism, who was mercilessly murdered in his house at Kande in Nkhata Bay on December 31 2018.

Armed with pangas, the assailants broke into Phiri’s bedroom through a window, stabbed him in the stomach and removed his intestines. They later chopped off both his hands from above the elbow joint.


people gather around Phiri’s graveyard to pay their last respects at Kazando area, under GVH Malengasanga, T/A Fukamapiri.

The death attracted outrage from human rights institutions and the international community.

On Saturday, representatives of UN women and CSOs consoled Phiri’s family, where they stressed the need for government to ensure that the matter is expedited.

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