Woman Collapses and Dies During Police Recruitment Exercise in Webuye

  • A 27-year-old female student died on Thursday after she collapsed while participating in the ongoing police equipment in Webuye.

    Jeniffer Wamocho, who was a second-year student at Kisii University, died upon arrival at the Webuye Referral Hospital.

    Speaking to kenyans.co.ke, a medical practitioner at the hospital stated that the girl had breathing difficulties which led to her death.

    National Police Service Commission Chairman Johnstone Kavuludi stated that it was unfortunate Ms Wamocho passed on preparing to serve her country.

    "I send my condolences to the family of Jennifer Wamocho who passed on during the recruitment exercise held at the Webuye Pan Paper Stadium," Mr Kavulundi asserted.

    Elsewhere in Kisii County, a woman was arrested for allegedly presenting a forged Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate.

    The recruitment of 10,000 police recruits kicked off countrywide on Thursday morning.

    The exercise was keenly monitored by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to eliminate any cases of corruption.

    “The work of professionalising the Police must start at the recruitment stage. IPOA will partner with the National Police Service Commission and the IG's office as an independent monitor to the recruitment process,” the authority stated.

    Spokesman Dennis Oketch noted that they would ensure the National Police Service Commission (Recruitment and Appointment) Regulations, 2015 was observed during the process.

    The new recruits will embark on a nine-month training session at the Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo and Administration Police Training College in Embakasi.

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