Wednesday, 28 January 2015
School head dies during police recruitment.Drive Hot News
A police instructor with some of the graduates who turned up for Uganda Police Force recruitment at Kibuli police children’s school drill through physical exercise after being verified on Tuesday.
Police in Fort Portal, Kabarole district are investigating circumstances under which a school head teacher from Bundibugyo collapsed dead during the police recruitment exercise.
The Rwenzori Police Spokesperson, Mr Bakari Muga Bashir said the deceased Mr Steven Bwampu in (his late 20s) collapsed dead in the ongoing Police recruitment exercise in the Rwenzori region.
Bwampu, the deputy head teacher Christ SS in Bundibugyo district and a resident of Nyahungu village, Buganikira parish in Mirambi Sub County, reportedly collapsed dead on Tuesday evening during the physical exercise after he was verified.
According to Mr Bakari, Bwampu collapsed in the field at Mpanga SS and was rushed to Fort Portal referral hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
Police is waiting for the postmortem report to ascertain what could have caused his death.
Meanwhile, police is holding a man, a resident of Kyarusozi Sub County, Kyenjojo district on allegations of forgery.
The suspect was arrested after he appeared at a police recruitment exercise in Fort Portal and said he was aged 25 but according to the academic documents he presented, he is aged 32.
Uganda police force is carrying out a countrywide recruitment of cadets and police constables.
The recruitment exercise kicked off on Tuesday at 20 centres around the country. Applicants for police cadet positions were considered first. Reports from up-country stations indicate that the turn up was too high. On average, each centre received 1,000 applicants, bringing the total number to 20,000.
The screening and aptitude tests will be done up to Friday. Police will recruit between 3,000 and 5,000 constables.