Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has started investigating the spillage of oil into one of the rivers in Gongweya village in Lilongwe rural.
MHRC Executive Director, David Nungu while confirming the investigations, said they will make their findings public.
Sun Seed Oil Company General Manager, Manos Kumar whose company is alleged to have made the spillage also said they will conduct their own investigation.
Kumar has since promised to take appropriate action on complaints from the community.
Communities from the village have been complaining of the spillage, saying their lives are now at risk.