The Police in Kihihi is searching for a man only identified as Salvan and others yet to be identified persons following the death of a man during an eating contest on Christmas day.
CP Enanga Fred Police Spokesperson identifies the deceased as Sentekola Gad, a 56-year-old, resident of Kibimbiri cell, Kabuga – Kihihi Sub county in Kanungu district.
The victim’s body was taken to Kihihi Health Centre IV, where it was established that he choked to death.
“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” says Enanga.
He added that in this very case, the organizers were amateurs, who conducted an eating competition for the contestants, to eat much food within a very short time, without any safety precautions.
The hunt for Salvan and other organizers from Kibimbiri cell is on. They are to be charged for negligent acts likely to cause death.