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Shock as young man drops dead during police recruitment

21 April 2015, 22:16 Philomenah Chebet

Bungoma - Shock gripped Sibanga Village, Sirisia Constituency in Bungoma County after a young man from the area collapsed and died Monday during the police recruitment.

20-year-old Samuel Wafula was among the hundreds of potential recruits who showed up at Sirisia Stadium for the recruitment exercise only to drop dead as he finished the mandatory 5-kilometre run.

Wafula is said to have developed breathing complications and collapsed at around noon. He was pronounced dead at nearby hospital where he was rushed for medical attention.

Bungoma County Commissioner, Maalim Mohamed confirmed the incident, terming it as ‘very unfortunate’.

Police officers moved the body of the deceased to Bungoma County Referral Hospital Mortuary.

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