Man dies in alcohol drinking challenge

Man dies in alcohol drinking challenge

Man dies in alcohol drinking challenge

A drinking challenge in Namisindwa district  claimed the life of a 24-year-old man.

The challenge was accepted by Rober Welikhe, a well-known alcoholic who lives in Sikhendu village, Sikhendu parish, Bukiabi sub-county, and drinks twelve bottles of the Kenyan alcohol brand Kakasa Kombucha.

One of the locals, Michael Koyi, claims that Augustus Wete, a dealer in the Riverside  Trading Center at Bukiabi Sub County, was the one who planned the tournament. He revealed that Wete had placed a bet of Shs 10,000 to see who could finish 12  bottles of Kakasa Kombucha.

He says that up until Welikhe got to the eighth bottle, everything was OK. Residents hurried him to Lwakhakha Mercy Clinic for treatment when he fainted and  began to release froth from his lips and nose, but he passed away there.

Nicolas Soita, Bukiabi sub county LC III chairperson confirmed the incident, saying that they are hunting for Wete and those who were behind the competition. Angry locals had dumped the deceased’s body at Wete’s home by the time of filing this story.

The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 disease and injury conditions.Beyond health consequences, the harmful use of alcohol brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large.

Overall, 5.1% of the global burden of disease and injury is attributable to alcohol, as measured in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs).Worldwide, 3 million deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol. This represents 5.3% of all deaths.

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