Police in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, have released on bail two people suspected of attempting to steal a Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) vehicle.
According to police, the two are Kela Kumwenda, 25, and George Selemani.
They were arrested on Sunday after KCN assistant administrator Godfrey Chikhozo saw Selemani trying to open the door of a Toyota Corolla registration 60 SC 90.
Lilongwe Police deputy spokesperson Sub-Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said: “Chikhozo raised the alarm and staff at KCN managed to arrest the two and brought them to police.
“According to their statements, the two were sent by a Dr. Kela Kumwenda to remove the ignition from the Corolla, but while in the process, they got caught.”
He said police are yet to establish the relationship between Dr. Kela Kumwenda of Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) and the Kela Kumwenda who was caught in the act.
“It’s something puzzling and we are yet to ascertain the relationship between the two. More puzzling is that the two suspects have been released following talks between KCN and the suspects, who have promised to settle the matter out of court,” said Dandaula.
Witnesses said the arrest of Kumwenda triggered clashes between staff of KCH and KCN.
Kumwenda comes from Chiguwo Village, T/A Chindi in Mzimba while his accomplice Selemani comes from Chitowe Village, Traditional Authority Chitukula in Lilongwe.