By Draxon Maloya
The High Court in Lilongwe has today ordered the state to compensate women who were harassed and raped at Msundwe during retaliatory police attacks while simultaneously ordering police to arrest police officers involved.
High Court Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda delivered the ruling and further ordered that assessment for the compensation should be done within 21 days by the High Court Registrar.
In his determination Kenyatta said, “the women and girls should be compensated for all the pain and trauma that they suffered.
The assessment of how much they should be compensated should be done within three weeks by the Registar.
However the court also ordered the following :
📌The Police must investigate the case and submit a report to court within 30 days of the judgment.
📌The Police must submit the occurrence book to Court within 14 days
📌The Police Complaints Commission has already been advertised by Parliament
📌The Respondents must pay the costs in the case.