Man chokes to death in Christmas day eating contest
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Man chokes to death in Christmas day eating contest


A man has inadvertently choked himself to death while participating in a eating contest organized to celebrate Christmas.
The deceased was identified as Gad Sentekola, a resident of Kibimbiri cell, Kabuga – Kihihi Sub County in Kanungu District; the Ugandan Monitor reports. His body was taken to Kihihi Health Centre IV, where it was established that he choked to death.
Further, the medium revealed that police in Kanungu District in south-western Uganda are investigating circumstance under which the deceased; a 56-year-old man, died after an amateur eating contest on Christmas Day.

“The public should know that such contests are risky and can be life threatening. The common type of contests, are eating and alcohol drinking contests. Under normal circumstances, the organizers of the event should have the competitors informed about the risks and also put measures in place to protect them, like having medical personnel on board,”said police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga.

“In this very case, the organizers were amateurs, who conducted an eating competition for the contestants to eat so much food within a very short time without any safety precautions,”Mr Enanga said.


Additionally, he said the organizers of the contest are on the run. However, the Police boss affirmed that upon their arrest; the organizers, who include one Salvan from Kibimbiri cell, will be charged with doing negligent acts likely to cause death.

The Police in Adamawa have denied an online report that Boko Haram insurgents and bandits attacked the hometown of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.

This was disclosed by DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, spokesman of the Adamawa Police Command.

Nguroje stated that there was no truth in the report that the people of Dabna and Kwabre villages in Dugwaba District of Hong Local Government Area had abandoned their homes as a result of alleged attacks.

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