Policeman Dies After Lunch

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A policeman in his early fifties stunned his colleagues when he collapsed and died on Thursday afternoon minutes after lunch at Moroto Police barracks in Moroto Municipality.

A policeman in his early fifties stunned his colleagues when he collapsed and died on Thursday afternoon minutes after lunch at Moroto Police barracks in Moroto Municipality.

Police sources confirmed the death and identifyed the deceased as Sgt. Moses Bonyo.

Bonyo will be buried in Dokolo, his home district, after arrangements.

John Omwony, in charge of the crime desk at Moroto Central Police station, said Bonyo's body  was transferred to Moroto Referral Hospital for postmortem.

A colleague speaking on condition of anonymity said several sachets of tablets of self prescribed medicine were found on the stool that stood besides his bed.

George Obia, the District Police Commander Moroto, bemoaned Bonyo's death. He said his death would greatly affect police man-power  recently deployed in Karamoja.

Bonyo's death  is the second of a policeman in Karamoja in just 12 weeks.  

Recently one police officer also attached to Amudat Central Police Station was found lying dead on the veranda of his unipot in the morning.