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Malawi Police defend Underage Recruitments

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The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has come out to defend its latest recruitment of officers, arguing no standards were compromised.

This follows a public uproar over pictures of new police recruits, who members of the public argue look very young and immature for law enforcement responsibilities.

In a statement, National Police Publicist James Kadadzera has emphasized that minimum requirements for recruitment were followed and all the new officers were deemed fit for training by medical personnel.

The development is also coming at a time there is a security lapse in the country, which various commentators have recommended needs seriousness and professional law enforcement

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