A lady d**d while participating in the police recruitment exercise in Webuye East, Bungoma County.
Jenipher Wamocho, 27, from Lutacho village in Lugusi, collapsed while taking part in the running exercise at Webuye Pan Paper Grounds and d**d later while undergoing treatment.
Ms Wamocho was rushed to Webuye Sub County Hospital where she succumbed as medics tried to resuscitate her.
The nationwide police recruitment is under way to fill 10,000 vacancies in the service. Thousands of young men and women thronged recruitment centres across the country to try their luck, with some being turned away due to lack of documents.
Police Service Commission Chair, Johnstone Kavuludi, said it was unfortunate that a person had d**d while trying to get into the service. Mr Kavuludi regretted that medics were not available to provide first aid to the deceased.
Speaking after addressing the parents, Mr Kavuludi stated it was sad to lose a Kenyan citizen who was ready to serve her country. “It is an unfortunate i******t as she was working hard and tried her best to join the police service,” he said.
With fewer jobs in the economy, Kenyans have become desperate to secure any position in government and flock police recruitment centres even when they are not healthy enough to endure the strenuous exercises.
In Kisumu, 2016 Form Four candidates were locked out of the recruitment because they lacked certificates. The decision of the NPSC and the E*******n ministry eliminated hundreds of eager job seekers.