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One Person dies as UPDF Recruitment exercise enters Day two

Posted: 2016-10-18T07:27:38Z Read: 6,608 times
One Person dies as UPDF Recruitment exercise enters Day two

Recruitment by the Uganda peoples’ defense forces, across the country has entered day two.

The exercise which began on Monday is targeting at least 200 medical workers and 200 engineers.

In Kampala, the recruitment exercise is taking place at Kololo Independence grounds, where a number of youths are thronging to hopefully serve their country in the near future.

A rather unfortunate incident however happened on Monday, when a potential UPDF recruit collapsed and died in Kamuli District after undergoing rigorous workouts which dazed him, casting sadness on the first of a nine-day nationwide enlistment.

22-year-old Twaha Tondwa who had passion for serving in military had travelled from the neighboring Pallisa District.

Col Stephen Mugerwa, head of recruitment’s Team 5 said Tondwa trembled and fell to the ground after an 8-kilometre run, dying later of cardiac arrest at Kamuli Hospital.

In Kampala, a recruit run berserk after jogging and nearly strangled a UPDF officer. Jonathan Muhiirwa from Kampala developed complications and charged at one of the UPDF Lieutenants, boxing him hard.

The army officer fell on the ground, only for the young man to continue attacking and hitting him repeatedly. Muhiirwa was later arrested and handed over to Kololo airstrip police.

In advertisement of the slots the army highlighted physical fitness as a key requirement for prospective recruits.