14-year-old boy wins donkey race in Lamu Festival
A 14-year-old boy won the famous donkey race in the just concluded 16th Lamu Cultural Festival that attracted more than 150,000 visitors.
Omar Kombo, a standard four pupil from Ama Primary School, was riding a donkey called ‘Kagala’. Last year, he emerged second in the race.
Kombo braved his way to victory, beating 38 competitors in the tightly contested race. His donkey had been sponsored by the Kenya Airports Authority.
Kombo won Sh50,000 and a return flight to Nairobi from Jambo Jet.
Lamu Governor Issa Timamy said he will sponsor Kombo’s two-day stay in Nairobi to enable him to enjoy his victory.
An excited Kombo celebrated with his family. Asked about his secret to victory, Kombo said it was through practice and confidence.
“I have been practising at night for the past five days,” Kombo said.