The Lilongwe First Grade Magistrateâ€™s Court on Tuesday jailed three men for burglary and theft.
George Mwanyengo, Maliko Paulo and Maxwell Chakanika, were found guilty of stealing Kelvin Balakasiâ€™s laptop, an Internet dongle and headsets.
The court heard that on July 2 2012, the three broke into Balakasiâ€™s house at Falls Estate in the capital and stole the items worth K175 000 (about $700).
In her ruling, magistrate Cecelia Onsewa said she sentenced Mwanyengo and Chakanika to three years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) because the Chief Resident Magistrateâ€™s Court once convicted them on similar charges.
Maliko Paulo was handed an 18-month jail term for being a first time offender.â€”Mana