Wanyama inked his name on the scoresheet after he converted from the spot in Harambee Stars' 3-0 win over Ethiopia. The win consolidated Kenya's lead in the Group F that also has Ghana and suspended Sierra Leone.
Wanyama, was, however, substituted late in the second half after the Spurs midfielder picked what looked like a hamstring injury on his left thigh.
Michael Olunga gave Kenya the lead in the first half before Eric Johanna doubled the advantage with a ferocious shot from outside the box. The win took coach Sebastien Migne’s unbeaten run to three games in the ongoing qualifiers.
Kenya are now top of the Group with seven points ahead of Ethiopia (4) while Ghana has three points, same as Sierra Leone.