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Victor Wanyama scoops top Award in Kenya

10:58 GMT+3 25/06/2017
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Victor Wanyama beat a number of sports personalities to bag the Social Media Award during a ceremony held on Friday

Victor Wanyama scooped an award during the 2017 Social Media Awards (Soma) held on Friday.

Wanyama, who captains Harambee Stars and also turns out for English Premier League side Tottenham, bagged the Sports Personality of the Year Award.

Wanyama, who joined the Mauricio Pochettino-managed side during last year’s summer from Southampton on a five-year deal, was nominated to battle with 800 metres World record holder, David Rudisha and Kenya Sevens rugby player Biko Adema for the influential social media Awards.

Other nominees in the Sports Personality category were 2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist Eliud Kipchoge and national volleyball team captain Jane Wacu. The annual Awards are used to recognize and reward individuals, who have made good use of social media to positively impact the society.