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Police Cautions Impending Recruits on Physical Fitness

The statement comes after two men who participated in the recent Police recruitment drive died after partaking physical drills. One of the men, Nicholas Ngobya (25) was a computer Engineer who died yesterday in Masaka, a day after receiving treatment for muscle cramps. The second victim, Steven Bwampu died in Bundibugyo after developing lung complications.

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The Uganda Police force has cautioned persons intending to join the forces to desist from putting their lives at risk in pursuit of their desires.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says several individuals have completely disregarded maintaining health and physical fitness as one of the conditions for joining the force.

The statement comes after two men who participated in the recent Police recruitment drive died after partaking physical drills. One of the men, Nicholas Ngobya (25) was a computer Engineer who died yesterday in Masaka, a day after receiving treatment for muscle cramps. The second victim, Steven Bwampu died in Bundibugyo after developing lung complications.

The Drills involve a 5 kilometer run which is used to test endurance and a series of other physical fitness exercises.

Enanga says the drills are completely dangerous for those who have medical issues and those that don\'t know their medical status. He advises that all persons intending to join the forces undergo thorough medical examination to ascertain their status before presenting credentials to the forces.

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Enanga equally cited consumption of alcohol as another factor that weakens performance for recruits during fitness drills. He adds that in the next recruitment phase, police will focus on eliminating people with medical complications in order to avoid fatalities.

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