Police in Lilongwe are still hunting for a member of the gule wa mkulu cult, one month after it allegedly injured a 14-year-old boy on the head leaving him unconscious after tabbing him with a metal bar in the head on January 1.
Kanengo Police Station spokesperson Esther Mkwanda said the boy, Lewis Patrick, a pupil at Mbayani Full Primary School in Blantyre met his fate when came to visit his uncle during the festive season.
“The gule wa mkulu approached a group of children at Ngomani Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chitukula and threw a metal bar which pierced the boy’s head. The Gule wa mkulu suspect removed the metal bar from the boy’s head leaving him with a deep cut before disappearing,” said mkwanda.
She said her office suspect that chiefs within T/A Chitukula are deliberately hiding the person responsible for causing grievous harm to the boy contrary to Section 238 of the Penal Code and attracts a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment with hard labour.
“As we speak the boy is still unconscious at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH). Meanwhile, we suspect chiefs within the areas of hiding the perpetrator but we will search until we find the suspect,” said Mkwanda.