Lamu county first aid team over the weekend was marred with disbelief after it was handed two packets of maize flour after it emerged last in first aid competition held in Mombasa.
The regional competitions involved Police officer teams from across the Coast region, however Tana river County did not participate.
Kilifi County emerged the top police team that according to St. John’s Ambulance Regional Coordinator John Mungai had a vast of first aid skills and ready to tackle emergencies.
Mombasa County emerged the first runners up while Kwale county police First aid team the second runners up.
During the Saturday regional police first aid competitions held at the Coast regional police headquarters in Mombasa, Taita taveta emerged fourth while Lamu county fifth in the tough battle.
The poor performing Lamu police first aid team also received a big cooking stick to enable the team prepare ugali.
Mombasa County police Commandant Johnston Ipara came to the defense rescue of the team after he handed them sh. 2,000 to enable the team buy meat for the Saturday evening menu.
“Please don’t mock this team they have tried their best considering that it was their first time in the competitions, I congratulate Lamu team,” said Coast regional police commandant Marcus Ocholla.
The seven man team showcased minimal first aid techniques according to St. John’s ambulance judges team led by Mr. Mungai.
“This was a challenge for us and be assured that next year we will carry the overall trophy to Lamu County,” said Lamu County police Commandant Muchangi Kioi.
The regional police first aid competitions which were generally entertaining culminated with a selection of a regional police first aid team that will go through rigorous preparations to represent the region in the national competitions to be held at Nairobi in a month time.