On 20 July 2011 Malawians in all the regions protested against perceived poor economic management and poor governance by the late president Bingu Wa Mutharika and his DPP Party.
Two years later, it appears the perpetrators of such a horrendous crime are still walking free. At least 9 police officers were arrested in connection with the 20 July mass protest that saw 20 people dead. Among the officers that have been arrested are Sub Inspector Kamwala, Sergeants Makokezi and Kanyama and Constable Lobo. Senior officers that issued instructions of the shoot to kill policy are still walking free. Some of the politicians that were very influential in the DPP government are now close to President Joyce Banda.
Amnesty International, a human rights organization, also called for an investigation into the misuse of firearms because it had information that a lot of people were injured with gun shots and that some people were killed by security forces. The protest that took place for two days left 20 people dead and over 98 injuries were reported
As prayers to commemorate the July 20 killings are underway, we have to question why perpetrators of serious crimes still walk free, arrogantly so.