Bungoma man dies after physical test during police recruitment

Police recruitment goes wrong

Recruitment exercise (Courtesy)

A 24-year-old man has died in Webuye, Bungoma County following a gruesome police recruitment drill.

Nelson Wafula collapsed after a physical test in Webuye Stadium on Monday and was rushed to hospital shortly after.

He had ran three laps around the stadium before he was rushed to the Webuye County Referral Hospital for treatment.

Medics suggest that the would-be recruit may have succumbed to an undiscovered heart problem.

"My son was admitted in hospital and at first they said that he had just fainted. He came-to after the IV treatment and we even had a conversation while he was in the hospital. After an hour or so, he became unconscious again and I alerted the doctors," Wafula's father narrated.

The recruit passed away on Wednesday morning.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Mike Sonko reacts to court clearing swearing-in of Anne Kananu

Mike Sonko reacts to court clearing swearing-in of Anne Kananu

Yahoo Boy jailed in Edo for pretending to be James Bond actor

Yahoo Boy jailed in Edo for pretending to be James Bond actor

3 CSs host Raila in Nyamira County for major Harambee

3 CSs host Raila in Nyamira County for major Harambee

Police launch manhunt for man who assaulted his 90-year-old mother in Makueni

Police launch manhunt for man who assaulted his 90-year-old mother in Makueni

1 dead: How Komothai Girls defended themselves after boys invaded their dorm

1 dead: How Komothai Girls defended themselves after boys invaded their dorm

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

Police act after bombing incident at Boniface Mwangi's Machakos home

Police act after bombing incident at Boniface Mwangi's Machakos home

90-year-old's dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru [Video]

90-year-old's dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru [Video]

2 women in viral video of Ndichu twins finally narrate what led to assault

2 women in viral video of Ndichu twins finally narrate what led to assault